Six months out from the World Health Organization ending the global health emergency brought on by the pandemic, there’s no need for the World Trade Organization to expand a five-year intellectual property (IP) waiver for vaccines to COVID-19-related drugs, devices and diagnostics.
Biopharma happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Adimab, AFT, Alpine Immune, Astellas, Genovior, Hyloris, Immunoscape, Juniper, Linkedup, Mithra, Polaris, Propella, Rafa, Shionogi, Tianti.
With the clock ticking down on 2023, the U.S. FDA seems to be scurrying to push final guidances out the door before the new year. This week, the agency has finalized several guidances, ranging from the development of monoclonal antibodies to treat or prevent COVID-19 to the use of real-world data in drug development.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Aurinia, Cellvax, Chiesi, Iama, Impact, Ocelot, Pfizer, Uvax.
In a study published in Antiviral Research, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences and collaborators have presented optimized nanobodies targeting the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.