With rising numbers of COVID-19 infections and as the fight against the novel coronavirus continues, Novavax received $1.6 billion in federal funding to support the clinical development of the company’s vaccine candidate NVX‑CoV2373.

Maryland-based Novavax enrolled and dosed the company’s first patients in a Phase I/II study for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Tianjin, China’s CanSino Biologics entered into a co-development agreement with Vancouver, British Columbia’s Precision NanoSystems for an mRNA lipid nanoparticle vaccine against COVID-19.

Maryland-based Novavax snagged $384 in additional grant funding to advance the company’s vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

Jaydev Thakkar was named chief operating officer and Milan Shah was appointed chief technology officer of Biofourmis

Researchers developed a type of nanoparticle that can “eat debris” related to the plaques that cause heart attacks.