Gene therapy is a fast-growing industry. Though demand for its products – including pDNA, AAV, retrovirus, lentivirus and others – has significantly increased over the last 10 years, production challenges have remained unresolved.

rBIO launched with technology that can reduce the cost of insulin by 30 percent, making U.S. manufacturing cost-effective for insulin and several other drugs.

Novavax Inc. started a large late-stage study of the company’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine in the United States after delaying the trial twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process.

The first days of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout have seen unexpected hitches including some vaccines being stored at excessively cold temperatures and Pfizer reporting potential challenges in vaccine production, U.S. officials said.

Leading pharmaceutical companies – including Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca – are racing ahead to develop and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine.

The U.S. government will pay as much as $1.19 billion to Eli Lilly to secure nearly 1 million doses of the company’s experimental Covid-19 antibody treatment, a drug similar to a treatment that U.S. President Donald Trump received.

VBI Vaccines Inc. said the company expected to begin human testing of two experimental Covid-19 vaccine candidates at the end of the 2020.

The United States is tying payments for Covid-19 vaccines to timing milestones for production and approval, according to public documents and a Trump administration official, putting pressure on drugmakers including Moderna Inc. to meet ambitious targets.

Novavax Inc. said South Korea’s SK bioscience would manufacture a component of the U.S. drug developer’s experimental coronavirus vaccine in a bid to boost the clinical-stage biotechnology company’s supply.

In an aim to create a strong domestic supply chain, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that calls for federal agencies to purchase “essential drugs” and medical supplies that are produced in the United States, rather than from abroad as is the current practice.