The US Department of Defense (DoD) and BARDA have expanded a partnership with AstraZeneca (AZ) to develop and manufacture its long-acting antibody (LAAB) combination, AZD7442, that may help treat or prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Locus Biosciences has signed a contract with BARDA to co-fund development of LBP-EC01, a CRISPR Cas3-enhanced bacteriophage (crPhage) that targets E. coli bacteria causing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), Cobra Biologics, has been selected to manufacture plasmids for a Phase I clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by UK company, Scancell.
Catalent recently announced that it is investing US$130m in an expansion project at its viral vector manufacturing facility located in Harmans, Maryland, with five new manufacturing suites set to respond to a growing customer pipeline and market demand.
A project run by Gavi, the vaccine alliance, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to guarantee fair access to COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, has secured the backing of 64 higher income countries, with more set to sign up in the coming days.
Gene therapy developer, CombiGene, and CDMO, Cobra Biologics, have signed off on a deal to secure Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production of two essential plasmids needed for the manufacture of CombiGene's gene therapy, CG01.