Biopharma happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Acasti, Alpha Healthcare Acquisition, Beigene, Bio-Thera Solutions, Bolt, Grace, Hikma, Humacyte, Immix, Innovent.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Bioventus, Johns Hopkins University, Merck, Millar, Ontada, Schwarzer Cardiotek, Todos Medical, Trice Medical, University of Washington School of Medicine.
With the Americas having the dubious distinction of the most COVID-19 cases in the world, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is answering that “wake-up call” with plans to develop a collaborative platform to develop mRNA vaccine production in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said it has developed a novel method of sample preparation for tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which could trim time and costs for diagnostic testing for COVID-19. This approach bypasses the RNA extraction step, thus eliminating the need for some supplies, and NIH said this technique is available for co-development or licensing with the private sector, giving the smart testing company access to a patent-protected technology with an existing demand already built in.
PARIS – A consortium led by French clinical and scientific experts has just published results in the Journal of Experimental Medicine of a study showing the contribution of a new simplified diagnostic test in better identifying the level of contagiousness of subjects infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Med-tech happenings, including deals and partnerships, grants, preclinical data and other news in brief: Abbott Laboratories, Alpha Healthcare, Anatomage, Baylis, Bioaesthetics, Biosyent, Boston Scientific, Elekta, Healthcare Services Group, Helius Medical Technologies, Humacyte, ID Genomics, Iotron Medical Meadowlands Diagnostics, Osteoid, Photocure, Provista Diagnostics.