The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.

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

Vir Biotechnology priced the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at $20 a share, at the bottom end of expectations, the latest underwhelming investment performance for a stock held by SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund.

The new global pharmaceutical company combines Mylan N.V. with Upjohn, Pfizer Inc.’s off-patent branded and generic established medicines business.

Vancouver-based AbCellera and Gilead Sciences forged a collaborative agreement to discover and develop ultra-rare antibodies that can be used in the treatment of a number of infectious diseases.

Scientists studying a bacterium that causes scarlet fever, severe sore throat and a form of heart disease are developing a vaccine that could prevent hundred of thousands of infections a year.

The IQVIA report finds that in 2018, 27% of drugs launched were for cancer or its symptoms, and 20% were for infectious diseases.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of Adacel to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

Adaptive Biotechnologies announced a worldwide collaboration and license agreement with Genentech – a member of the Roche Group – to develop, manufacture and commercialize novel neoantigen directed T-cell therapies for the treatment of a broad range of cancers.

GeoVax Labs and Enesi Pharma announced a collaboration to develop solid-dose needle-free vaccine formulations utilizing GeoVax’s novel MVA-VLP vaccine platform in combination with Enesi’s ImplaVax device and formulation technology.