Novavax Inc. said on Oct. 27 the company had completed the real-time submission of an application for the authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate NVX-CoV2373 in the United Kingdom.

The life sciences industry was well-represented on Forbes’ 35th annual list of billionaires, with a handful of names featured in the top 100.

Bharat Biotech’s a two-dose, injectable Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin is authorized in India for ages 12 and up. The company is moving forward with a second vaccine against the novel coronavirus with a different mode of administration. 

India’s export ban on Covid-19 shots risks dragging the battle against the pandemic “back to square one” unless wealthy nations step in to plug a gaping hole in the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, health specialists said on May 20.

The same group at the University of Oxford and the Jenner Institute that developed the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine reported that their investigational malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, demonstrated 77 percent efficacy in children over 12 months of follow-up.

COVAX will deliver 237 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shot to 142 countries by the end of May as the World Health Organization-backed program steps up the global roll-out of its vaccine supplies.

Many health experts believe that the Covid-19 vaccine candidate NVX-CoV237 from Novavax offers potential advantages over competitors including Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca-Oxford.

Drug developer Novavax Inc. completed enrolling 30,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Feb. 15 listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensive shot in the developing world.

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of the company’s Covid-19 vaccine using a lower dosage, the British drugmaker’s chief executive was quoted as saying amid questions over the results of a late-stage study.