Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Applied DNA, Bioecho Life Sciences, Desktop Health, Chordate Medical, Endologix, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Qiagen.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Burning Rock Biotech, Cyduct Diagnostics, E Ink, Ers Genomics, Flagship Biosciences, Fluorogenics, Fujifilm, Galaxy Medical, Genscript Biotech, Helio Health, Hhc Preferred, Japan Lifeline, Leap Therapeutics, Lucira, New England Biolabs, Novartis, Nuclera Nucleic, Pmb-Alcen, Sagentia Innovation, Sientra, Tilak Healthcare, Wearable Health Solutions.
It came as no surprise May 12 that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 14-0, with one recusal, to recommend the use of Pfizer Inc.-Biontech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine, Comirnaty (tozinameran), in 12- to 15-year-olds following the FDA’s decision earlier this week to expand the vaccine’s emergency use authorization (EUA) to that age group.
HONG KONG – The Biden administration’s support for a TRIPS waiver of COVID-19 vaccine patents has already met a chorus of resistance from Western companies. In Asia, skepticism about how it would be achieved and what it will cover, is widespread.
In an open letter to Pfizer Inc. employees, the company’s CEO, Albert Bourla, provided some insight about why some countries don’t have COVID-19 vaccines and others have a surplus. It has nothing to do with intellectual property (IP), or even price, Bourla said.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: American Bionostica, Applied DNA Sciences, Biointellisense, Castle Biosciences, Cytosorbents, Doctor On Demand, Grand Rounds Health, Ott Scientific, Protech Home Medical, Quipt Home Medical, Speedx, Veemed.
A cautious optimism pervaded the March 11 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee update on COVID-19, with witnesses and lawmakers alike welcoming the continuing decline of infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S.