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Cancer detection test maker Grail, acquired by Illumina Inc. last year despite ongoing antitrust challenges, on Tuesday said it would expand use of its flagship Galleri cancer diagnostic test through a new agreement with life insurer John Hancock, a division of Manulife Financial.

The Swiss competition commission (COMCO) has opened an investigation of Novartis over possible unlawful use of a patent to reduce competitive pressure, the Swiss drugmaker confirmed on Thursday.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday recommended a COVID-19 booster designed to combat Omicron offshoots BA.4/5, days after endorsing a pair of boosters tailored to target the older BA.1 variant.

U.S. life sciences firm Illumina will have to divest biotechnology company Grail after an EU veto of the $7.1 billion acquisition over concerns it would hurt competition and stifle innovation.

The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday backed two separate COVID-19 vaccine boosters updated to target the Omicron variant, ahead of an anticipated rise in infections this winter.

Gilead’s regulatory win could open the doors for patients with complicated medication histories and for whom viral suppression regimens have become difficult to create.

Inhibrx Inc. announced that the European Commission (“EC”), based on a positive opinion issued by the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”), has granted orphan medicinal product designation to INBRX-109 for the treatment of chondrosarcoma.

French vaccine developer Valneva on Thursday cut its full-year revenue outlook citing lower demand for its anti-COVID shot from European Union member states.

The European Commission urged the 27 EU members on Wednesday to take a more forceful and coordinated approach towards monkeypox now that the World Health Organization has declared it a global health emergency.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) had “adopted a positive opinion recommending that the marketing authorization for the company’s smallpox vaccine, IMVANEX, is extended to include protecting people from monkeypox disease,” Bavarian said.