The articles in this collection are from BioWorld’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Also included is breaking research, clinical, regulatory and business development news on coronaviruses reaching back to 1991. Featured topics: vaccines and diagnostics in development, the science underpinning the virus, comparison to previous outbreaks such as Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), global regulatory factors and the business news underpinning the research including development collaborations and investment trends.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Anpac Bio-Medical Science, Emit, Medidata, Pillo Health, Pulmodyne, Ra Medical Systems, Nordion, Pelican Engineering, Redhawk, Roche, Sedana, Westinghouse.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in diagnostics, including: Chest CT bests assays in diagnosing Covid-19; Sweat sensor keeps tabs on stress; Oligodendrocyte-neural connections not just about myelin; Sharper look yields new potential kinase target in ovarian cancer.
Rated the No. 1 most prepared country in the world to tackle an epidemic, the U.S. could see its preparedness put to the test as it responds to the growing COVID-19 outbreak. While the administration is pointing to that rating from a recent global survey to calm fears about the risk in the U.S., the coronavirus emergency is spotlighting cracks in the nation’s preparedness.
LONDON – The COVID-19 epidemic has reached a “decisive point” as the number of new cases in the rest of the world exceeded the number of new cases in China, and seven countries reported infections for the first time.
BEIJING – There was encouraging news when vaccine developer Moderna Inc. announced this week it that has shipped the first vials of its mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 for a phase I trial in the U.S. The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence of the COVID-19 virus was released. That is record speed. Other vaccine developers are also working around the clock to respond to the epidemic.
Clinical updates, including trial initiations, enrollment status and data readouts and publications: Advaxis, Anokion, Brainstorm, Clene, Gilead, Incysus, Inflazome, Iteos, Mapkure, Neurimmune, Polypid.
With the CDC saying Tuesday that it’s not if but when COVID-19 becomes more widespread in the U.S., now is not the time to cut the budgets of programs and agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Nevro Corp.’s stock was up following encouraging results detailed during its fourth-quarter earnings call. Management predicted a positive 2020, highlighting the potential of the U.S. spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market. Keith Grossman, chair, CEO and president of the company, noted that the SCS market slowed last year as a result of stocking issues – a challenge that affected both it and its competitors.