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Northway Biotechpharma to manufacture Memo’s Covid1-9 drug MTX-COVAB

Northway Biotechpharma to manufacture Memo’s Covid1-9 drug MTX-COVAB

Memo Therapeutics (MTx), a Swiss biotech company, has entered into a partnership with Northway Biotechpharma, under which the latter will manufacture the former’s MTX-COVAB – a COVID-19 antibody candidate in a four-month fast-track process. Northway Biotechpharma is a biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Lithuania. MTX-COVAB, which is the lead antibody candidate […]

Moderna bags $1.5bn contract to supply mRNA-1273 Covid-19 vaccine to US govt

Moderna has bagged a deal worth up to $1.52 billion for the manufacturing and supply of 100 million doses of its mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate for Covid-19 to the US government. The US biotech company said that the award for the mRNA vaccine candidate includes incentive payments for the timely supply of the product. As per […]

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Pfizer to manufacture Gilead’s Covid-19 drug candidate remdesivir

Pfizer has signed a multi-year agreement with Gilead Sciences to manufacture and supply the latter’s investigational antiviral remdesivir for the treatment of Covid-19. Under the deal terms, Pfizer will offer contract manufacturing services at its McPherson, Kansas facility for the manufacture and supply of remdesivir. Earlier this year, Pfizer came out with a five-point plan, […]

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Takeda strikes deal to bring Novavax’ NVX‑CoV2373 COVID-19 vaccine to Japan

US-based pharma company Novavax and Takeda Pharmaceutical have joined forces for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of NVX‑CoV2373, the former’s COVID‑19 vaccine candidate, in Japan. NVX‑CoV2373 is said to be a stable, prefusion protein produced by using the recombinant protein nanoparticle technology of Novavax. The coronavirus vaccine candidate also contains the company’s Matrix‑M adjuvant. Takeda […]

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Janssen Covid-19 vaccine candidate Ad26.COV2.S bags $1bn deal from US govt

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said that its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical has agreed to manufacture and supply 100 million doses of its SARS-CoV-2 investigational vaccine Ad26.COV2.S to the US government, in a deal worth more than $1 billion. The Janssen Covid-19 vaccine candidate will be supplied either after approval by the US Food and Drug Administration […]

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COVID-19 vaccine trials : Research Centers of America begins enrollment of healthy volunteers

Research Centers of America (RCA), an independent research site in  Broward County, Florida, said that it is currently holding COVID-19 vaccine trials, implemented under the US government’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS). The research site is enrolling volunteers to take part in the clinical trials, working with the US government and various pharma companies, which have developed […]

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Novavax NVX-CoV2373 COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be manufactured by FDB

Novavax has signed an agreement with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), a US-based contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), for the manufacturing of bulk drug substance for NVX-CoV2373, the former’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ facility in Morrisville, North Carolina has started production of the first batch of NVX-CoV2373. The arrangement between the two firms […]

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Ampio Pharmaceuticals begins phase 1 trial of Ampion for COVID-19 treatment

Ampio Pharmaceuticals has started a phase 1 clinical trial in the US for assessing its immunomodulatory anti-inflammatory agent Ampion as a five-day intravenous (IV) treatment for COVID-19 in adult patients who need supplemental oxygen. According to the Colorado-based biopharma company, the primary endpoint for the randomized, controlled study – NCT04456452 is the safety and tolerability […]

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BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate : US govt signs $2bn supply deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

Pfizer and BioNTech have bagged a $1.95 billion deal with the US government for supplying 100 million doses of their jointly developed BNT162 COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Recently, the two pharma companies were granted the fast track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BNT162b1 and BNT162b1 vaccines, which are two of the […]

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COV001 clinical trial results : Oxford vaccine ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 triggers strong immune response

COV001 clinical trial results : AstraZeneca and Oxford University said that interim results from the phase 1/2 COV001 clinical trial showed the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine (AZD1222) to be well tolerated besides generating strong responses in all evaluated participants against the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. The early-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial is being led by Oxford University, […]

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