Novavax

The state of the fight: 

A U.S. regulatory committee endorsed booster doses for vulnerable people and those over age 65.
  Kenya outlined plans to start fill-finish production of Covid-19 shots in early 2022.
  An SII subsidiary scooped up a 15% stake in Biocon’s biologics unit as the companies launched a strategic alliance to produce and commercialize vaccines. Approved or authorized vaccines

 
A new substudy in The Lancet supports flexible schedules for the…

The state of the fight: 

AstraZeneca and the E.U. reached a settlement following a monthslong legal battle over vaccine delivery.
  COVAX released an updated vaccine supply forecast that reduced the number of doses it expects to receive in 2021 by 25%.
  Cuba began vaccinating children as young as age 2 with its homegrown Abdala and Soberana vaccines. Approved or authorized vaccines

 
J&J’s adenoviral-vectored jab cut the risk of Covid-19 infection by about…

The state of the fight: 

Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty became the first Covid-19 vaccine to earn full U.S. FDA approval.
  China authorized booster doses for those at high risk of contracting Covid-19.
  Brazil’s Eurofarma Laboratórios will produce Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine for exclusive distribution in Latin America.

 

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British study sees waning protection from shots: The app-based ZOE COVID study (led by a Kings College…

The state of the fight: 

Multiple wealthy countries outlined imminent booster dose plans, spurning a WHO plea for patience.
  Novavax pushed back its timeline for seeking U.S. FDA authorization for its vaccine and said the U.S. had paused funding for the shot’s production.
  The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust announced its first shipments of doses.

 

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J&J’s shot offers up to 96.2% protection against death,…

The state of the fight: 

Regeneron and Roche’s REGEN-COV became the first antibody drug to score U.S. FDA clearance for post-exposure prophylaxis of Covid-19.
  Six-month data on Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine showed continuing high efficacy against severe disease.
  Antibody levels induced by Sinovac’s vaccine dropped sharply six months after completion of a two-dose regimen, according to new data.   Approved or authorized vaccines

New, six-month Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine…

The state of the hunt: 

The vaccine candidate from Novavax demonstrated 90.4% overall efficacy in Phase 3—and 93% against “key variants.”
  CureVac’s mRNA vaccine candidate performed poorly, missing the primary endpoint in a Phase 3 trial riddled with variant infections.
  The U.S. launched a $3 billion program to stimulate antiviral drug R&D. Approved or authorized vaccines

European regulators over the past week gave mixed signals on the safety profile of…

The state of the hunt: 

Moderna’s vaccine showed high efficacy in adolescents.
  U.S. regulators cleared a monoclonal antibody from GSK and Vir for emergency use.
  Sanofi and GSK launched the Phase 3 trial of their vaccine candidate.   Approved or authorized vaccines

Moderna touts data for teens: Less than two months after Pfizer and BioNTech boasted of their mRNA-based jab’s 100% efficacy in adolescents, Moderna shared almost identical news. The Massachusetts-…

The state of the hunt:

A trial of Bharat Biotech’s vaccine in children age 2-18 advanced to Phase 2/3.
  China authorized its sixth vaccine.
  The United States started vaccinating adolescents age 12-15 with Pfizer/BioNTech’s shot.

 

Vaccines


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The U.S. FDA expanded its authorization of Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine on Monday to children age 12-15, a move one FDA official called a “critical step”…

The state of the hunt:

WHO issued Emergency Use Listing for the inactivated vaccine from CNBG’s Beijing subsidiary.
  Pfizer and BioNTech applied for full U.S. FDA approval of their Comirnaty vaccine.
  Moderna and Novavax inked supply deals with COVAX for at least 850 million combined doses.

 

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WHO listed the BBIBP-CorV vaccine from CNBG’s Beijing subsidiary for emergency use on Friday,…

The state of the hunt:

Moderna’s mRNA-based vaccine secured Emergency Use Listing from WHO.
  Merck entered voluntary licensing agreements with five Indian drugmakers for its investigational antiviral molnupiravir.
  Biological E’s subunit vaccine candidate advanced to Phase 3.

 

Vaccines


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WHO granted Moderna’s vaccine Emergency Use Listing on Friday, according to a press release from the…