The U.S. government has agreed to buy 1.5 million more doses of Novavax Inc. COVID-19 vaccine, the company said on Monday, adding that the modified agreement includes funds for development of an updated vaccine by fall this year.
CanSino Biologics CEO Yu Xuefeng said on Friday he was confident his company’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology was as good as shots from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.
J&J’s large pharmaceuticals business is its major profit engine and the company is betting on that and its devices unit as the healthcare conglomerate prepares to spin off its consumer health business by the end of this year.
Ocugen Inc. said on Monday the COVID-19 vaccine developed by its Indian partner Bharat Biotech International Ltd. met the main goals of a trial in the United States.
Germany’s CureVac AG said on Friday its second-generation COVID-19 vaccine produced virus-neutralizing antibodies against the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron, based on preliminary data from an early-stage trial.
The Biden administration said Thursday it had removed Wuxi Biologics, a company that makes ingredients for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, and about two dozen other Chinese entities from a so-called unverified list that forces U.S. suppliers to perform greater due diligence before shipping to them.
France’s Haute Autorite de Sante public health body advised the government not to use Valneva’s VLA2001 COVID-19 vaccine as part of its wider vaccination strategy, although two rival products should be included as booster shots.
Moderna first sued Pfizer in August, accusing the company of violating its rights in three patents related to innovations that Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna said it pioneered before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adding to yesterday’s announcement of a $1.26 billion investment in Dublin, the company said it plans to match that investment to expand its Puurs, Belgium manufacturing site.
The investment to expand manufacturing at Pfizer’s plant in Dublin would double its capacity to produce key substances used in biological drugs.