As capital project delivery ramps back up to pre-pandemic levels over the coming months and years, the smaller biopharma players are looking outside their own resources for strategic manufacturing and research support, confirms a new market outlook from...
A new report reveals that “speed-to-market” has jumped up from a lower-ranking business driver before the pandemic to the top priority today for biopharma companies, overtaking cost-based considerations by a healthy margin.
GreenLight Biosciences and CDMO Samsung Biologics have announced a partnership agreement, with Samsung Biologics to manufacture GreenLight’s messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate at commercial scale.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines: authorizing the use of a booster shot for all individuals aged 18+.
A new specialized lab, office and collaboration space for over 100 life science and health technology professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers was recently announced for The Campus, Cherrywood in South Dublin, Ireland.
CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, has announced the first funding awards under a $200m program to advance development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants and other betacoronaviruses.
A clinical trial is exploring the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as an intranasal vaccine: seeing if the new route of administration could improve protection against infection and transmission.
Novartis has signed a new initial agreement with BioNTech for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing: with its sterile manufacturing facilities in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to fill at least 24 million doses in 2022.
CureVac is withdrawing its first-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate, CVnCoV, from regulatory review: instead it is re-allocating its efforts to its second-generation vaccine program with GSK. ‘The goal has not changed, but the requirements to effectively...
AstraZeneca's AZD7442, a long acting antibody (LAAB) combination, achieved a statistically significant reduction in severe COVID-19 or death compared to placebo in non-hospitalised patients with mild-to-moderate symptomatic COVID-19.
A probe has identified 'human error’ at the Spanish contract development and manufacturing organization, Rovi, as the reason for the presence of metal contaminants in Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses, leading to Japanese authorities withdrawing 1.6...
The European Commission and AstraZeneca have settled their dispute over the supply of COVID-19 vaccine, Vaxzevria, in a move that will see the EU receive 200 million doses of the drug maker’s shot by March 2022.
Catalent sees COVID-19 vaccines being an 'enduring and sustainable' revenue stream for the company, particularly with the advent of boosters, and the fact that developing countries, to date, have very low vaccination rates.
Sweden’s Biotage says its expanded facility in the UK will allow it to triple its production capacity for equipment crucial in the supply chain for the production of mRNA vaccines, and thus eliminating a bottleneck for COVID-19 vaccines.
Earlier this month, Rentschler Biopharma, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced that it had broken ground on its new production facility, adjacent to its existing site in Milford, Massachusetts, in the greater Boston...
The EU Commission has extended vaccination with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to adolescents, following on from the EMA's recommendation in relation to the use of the shot in children aged between 12 and 17.