Talkatoo, creators of the easy-to-use, efficient and platform-agnostic dictation software for animal health professionals, announced the closing of a new, oversubscribed round of funding led by Klick Ventures.

The life sciences arm of Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital successfully raised $1.9 billion to fund future projects that involve medical, drug, and biotechnology projects. 

Germany’s CureVac NV started a mid-stage study testing the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine and plans to begin a decisive global trial with about 30,000 volunteers in the fourth quarter of 2020.

European efforts to secure potential COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson are mired in wrangles over price, payment method and potential liability costs, three EU officials told Reuters.

Maryland-based Novavax snagged $384 in additional grant funding to advance the company’s vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

The House Appropriations Committee proposed a 2020 draft fiscal year funding bill. The FDA would receive a 6 percent increase in discretionary funding over 2019, amounting to a $184 million bump.