LONDON – The World Health Organization (WHO) is stepping up its effort to try and ensure equitable access to any approved COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, putting in place a system for sharing all intellectual property, information and clinical trials data needed to enable generic manufacturing.
LONDON – After eight years in development, Memed Diagnostics Ltd. has secured CE marking for its point-of-care blood test, which is able to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in 15 minutes.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Agenus, Braeburn, Cellenkos, Citius, Helsinn, Nkmax, Renovorx, Rigenerand, Sapience, Tetra Bio-Pharma, Y-mabs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded much of the FDA, and commissioner Stephen Hahn said on a June 1 conference call that “there have been hiccups along the way” as the enormity of the threat came into view. The agency’s use of emergency use authorizations (EUAs) has drawn criticism, but Hahn defended those EUAs and other regulatory flexibilities even has he declared that the FDA is not “walking away from” randomized, controlled clinical trials as the gold standard for premarket review.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: 3nt Medical, Abiomed, Healgen Scientific, Meditech Spine, Rhaeos, Siemens Healthineers, Tissue Regenix.