The widely used BCG tuberculosis vaccine will be tested on frontline care workers in Britain for its effectiveness against Covid-19, researchers running the UK arm of a global trial said.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health launched a clinical trial of fostamatinib, currently used to treat a blood platelet-destroying autoimmune disorder, in patients hospitalized with severe Covid-19.

Merck reported positive results regarding the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity in two Phase III studies for V114, the company’s investigational 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Atox Bio had positive results in the company’s Phase III ACCUTE trial for reltecimod for early treatment of severe Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NSTI), a so-called flesh-eating disease.

A look at upcoming PDUFA dates for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including Viela Bio’s inebilizumab for NMOSD.

Foster City, California-based SutroVax closed on a Series D preferred stock financing worth $110 million, which was co-led by new investors RA Capital Management and Janus Henderson Investors.

Roche Holding AG Chief Executive Officer Severin Schwan said in an interview with CNBC it could take at least a couple of weeks, if not months, for the United States to implement broad testing for coronavirus.

Pfizer announced positive results from two Phase III trials, one in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and another in pneumococcal disease.

Investigators with the National Institutes of Health conducted research on monkeys that injected a bacilli Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine directly into the bloodstream, producing dramatically improved effectiveness compared to injecting the vaccine into the muscle or skin.

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), there are 264 vaccines in development to prevent and treat diseases.