Enrollment in the 30,000-volunteer U.S. trial testing a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and German partner BioNTech is more than 50 percent complete, according to a top Pfizer vaccine research and development scientist.

Companies Face Challenge of Enrolling Patients in COVID-19 Vaccine Studies Published: July 6, 2020 By Mark Terry BioSpace   As of June 29, there were 13 vaccines against COVID-19 in human clinical trials. According to the World Health Organization, as of June 22, there were more than 140 vaccines in development. The furthest ahead are […]

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

A trial in China testing Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral drug remdesivir in those with mild symptoms of COVID-19 was suspended due to a lack of eligible patients, according to a website maintained by the U.S. government.

A quantitative survey conducted by Continuum Clinical shows clinical research study sites are rapidly becoming more concerned about COVID-19-related interruptions to clinical trial recruitment and retention, with U.S. site concern jumping from 25 percent to 47 percent – an 88 percent increase over just 4 days.

Rafael Pharmaceuticals Inc. reached an enrollment milestone of more than 250 patients in the company’s pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer (AVENGER 500), which is evaluating the efficacy and safety of Rafael’s lead compound CPI-613 (devimistat) in combination with modified FOLFIRINOX (mFFX) as first-line therapy.