Moderna has initiated the rolling submission process with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Biologics License Application (BLA) to distribute and market its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine in the US for use in individuals aged 18 and older.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) concludes that Celltrion’s monoclonal antibody, regdanvimab, can be used in COVID-19 patients not requiring oxygen and at high risk of progressing to severe disease.
Human B cells continue to work against SARS-CoV-2 months after infection, but derived antibodies do not recognize mutant variants from Brazil and South Africa, finds new research published in Science Immunology.
Avacta says data from ongoing clinical studies in Europe and the UK show excellent performance of its SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test in identifying patients with an infectious viral load and no false positive results.
South Africa is halting the use of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination campaign following the release of trial data showing the jab offered limited protection against mild to moderate infection caused by the country’s...
UK based pharma group, GlaxoSmithKline, and German biotech, CureVac, have struck a €150m (US$180m) deal to jointly develop next generation mRNA vaccines for COVID-19; the goal is to address multi-variants with one vaccine.
It is known and expected that viruses constantly change through mutation leading to the emergence of new variants, but preliminary analysis in the UK suggests the new SARS-CoV-2 variant is significantly more transmissible than previous ones.