NanoString forms group to set spatial research standards
NanoString Technologies has formed a leadership network to pioneer the application of spatial biology in large studies.
Pfizer, BioNTech release preclinical data, talk with EU about COVID-19 vaccine
Preclinical data have demonstrated the ability of BNT162b2, Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, to protect against infection. The companies are also in discussions to provide Europe with 200 million doses of the candidate.
Thermo Fisher to manufacture Inovio's COVID-19 vaccine
Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a letter of intent to manufacture Inovio's DNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, INO-4800.
Biopharma CEOs pledge commitment to safe vaccines
The CEOs from nine biopharmaceutical companies have pledged to remain committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific process as they work toward global regulatory filings and approvals for COVID-19 vaccines.
Experts draw lessons from FDA's hydroxychloroquine EUA controversy
Public health and regulatory experts advocated for changes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA) process in a viewpoint published online August 31 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They offer a set of recommendations to improve the process going forward as more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments emerge.  Discuss
Sanofi, GSK begin clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine
Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have started the phase I/II clinical trial for an adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in blood may be early indicator of severe disease
A blood test that measures SARS-CoV-2 RNA when patients are admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms can be a powerful diagnostic tool to predict how severe their disease will be, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases on August 28. Patients without viral RNA in their blood have a good chance at rapid recovery, concluded researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital.  Discuss
Twist Bioscience finds new SARS-CoV-2 neutralizers
Twist Bioscience has identified immunoglobulin G antibodies and single dose domain VHH nanobodies that have neutralizing effects against SARS-CoV-2.
Orpheris launches phase II trial for COVID-19 immunotherapy
Orpheris said that the first patients have been enrolled in a phase II trial to assess its OP-101 compound for treating hospitalized adults with severe COVID-19.
Cartesian begins trial of RNA-based cell therapy for COVID-19
Cartesian Therapeutics has initiated a phase I/II clinical trial for the use of its Descartes-30 lead RNA-engineered mesenchymal stem cell therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including ARDS caused by COVID-19.
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