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The U.S. National Institutes of Health has sent a notice to the German company regarding default on the payment of royalties and other amounts related to its COVID-19 vaccine.

Following a nine-month review, the Biden administration will issue a framework for the National Institutes of Health to implement so-called “march-in rights” under the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to global health and was associated with 4.95 million deaths in 2019 globally, more than HIV and malaria combined, as of the WHO’s last readout. Vaccines can be effective tools in combating AMR and have been highlighted by WHO.

A group of 25 senators, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), requested that HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra exercise march-in rights for Xtandi, a prostate cancer therapeutic. March-in rights give the government the right to take a license for itself if it helped to fund the product owner’s research.

Intravacc will develop a prophylactic vaccine based on its proprietary outer membrane vesicles (OMV) platform technology.

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy appears to lower newborns’ risk of coronavirus infection, according to a study conducted in Norway. Additionally, the risk of developing long COVID after infection with the coronavirus is lower for vaccinated people than for the unvaccinated, but not by much, according to a large study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.