Roche bolstered the Swiss pharma giant’s diagnostics capabilities by acquiring the company’s long-term partner, TIB Molbiol. The procurement will expand Roche’s PCR-test portfolio capabilities in the ongoing fight against existing and emerging infectious diseases, including new Covid-19 variants of interest. 

One person in the U.S. state of Georgia died following a multi-state outbreak of melioidosis infection likely linked to imported products, health officials said on Aug. 9.

Vaccitech, which partnered with AstraZeneca and Oxford University on the development and manufacturing of that company’s Covid-19 vaccine, raised $168 million in a Series B financing round that will be used to support development of its own lead candidates in oncology and infectious disease.

One in seven cases of Covid-19 reported to the World Health Organization is a health worker and in some countries that figure rises to one in three, according to the WHO.

We are well into the global pandemic that has disrupted our professional and personal lives. This is a once in a lifetime paradigm shift – we have adjusted much of our day to day BUT where does clinical site contracting and budgeting fall?

Watertown, Massachusetts-based SQZ Biotechnologies closed on a $65 million Series D round, led by Temasek with participation from another new large, U.S.-based fund.

Med Ad News spoke with Christian Heidbreder, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Indivior Inc., about some of the barriers to patients seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, how to integrate treatment for opioid use disorder and infectious disease services, and the company’s efforts to provide treatments for those struggling with the disorder.

With one year of operations now under its belt since the grand opening, pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has a bold future planned for its research and development facility in Maryland.

PerkinElmer Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EUROIMMUN Medical Laboratory Diagnostics AG. The agreement provides that PerkinElmer will acquire up to a 100% stake in EUROIMMUN.

Merck is globally committed to an antimicrobial stewardship encompassing surveillance, R&D, and health policy.