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Pfizer begins phase 3 clinical trials of 20vPnC, RSVpreF, and MenABCWY vaccine candidates

Pfizer begins phase 3 clinical trials of 20vPnC, RSVpreF, and MenABCWY vaccine candidates

US pharma giant Pfizer has initiated four phase 3 clinical trials within its present pipeline of investigational vaccines. The company’s 20vPnC, which is a 20-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine candidate, will be evaluated in two phase 3 trials NCT04382326 and NCT04379713. Both the late-stage trials will evaluate a four-dose series in infants starting at the […]

Oxford University ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial begins in humans

Researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK have commenced the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine trial in healthy human volunteers to test the vaccine candidate’s ability in protecting against the novel coronavirus. Nearly 1,100 people, aged between 18 and 55 are taking part in the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial, of which half of them […]

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Vaccine giants Sanofi, GSK announce COVID-19 vaccine partnership

French pharma company Sanofi has announced a COVID-19 vaccine partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop an adjuvanted vaccine for the novel coranavirus, by combining their drug discovery technologies. Sanofi will provide its S-protein Covid-19 antigen based on recombinant DNA technology to the partnership. The technology is said to be used for generating an exact genetic […]

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Sinovac Biotech gets approval to begin coronavirus vaccine trial

Coronavirus vaccine trial : Chinese biopharma company Sinovac Biotech has secured approval to carry out a human clinical trial on an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which it had been developing since late January. The company said that its scientists have quickly wrapped up comprehensive preclinical studies in collaboration with some of the top academic research […]

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ImmunoPrecise Antibodies launches vaccine development program for COVID-19

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies has launched a coronavirus vaccine development program to address the new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China apart from developing coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies for addressing prophylactic and therapeutic measures to counter the virus and its associated disease, COVID-19. So far, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nearly 1,875 people, while infecting more than 74,000 across […]

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WuXi vaccine manufacturing facility in Ireland gets $3bn contract

Chinese CDMO WuXi Vaccines has signed a 20-year contract worth around $3bn with an undisclosed vaccine company to use a dedicated vaccine manufacturing facility in Ireland to supply commercial vaccine products manufactured from it for the global market. WuXi Vaccines, which is a joint venture between WuXi Biologics and Shanghai Hile Bio-technology, had announced an […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim expands pets vaccines production facility in Athens

German pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim has wrapped up the $76 million expansion of its pets vaccines production facility at Athens in Georgia, US. The investment doubles the capacity of Boehringer Ingelheim to produce vaccines for pets in the US and across the world two times. Expansion of the pets vaccines production plant was announced in […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim acquires Swiss biotech company AMAL Therapeutics

Boehringer Ingelheim acquisition of AMAL Therapeutics : German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim has acquired Swiss biotech company AMAL Therapeutics for up to EUR325 million, as per the latest pharma acquisition news. AMAL Therapeutics, which was spun out from the University of Geneva in 2012, is focused on cancer immunotherapy and is engaged in advancing therapeutic […]

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World’s first Malaria Vaccine ready for test in three African Countries

World Health Organization has announced that three African countries: Ghana, Kenya and Malawi are selected for testing the world’s first malaria vaccine next year on young children who were at high risk of death. This malaria vaccine is developed by a pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline. The funding of $ 49 million for the first phase of […]

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Sun Pharma to develop dengue vaccine in collaboration with ICGEB

Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma is collaborating with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) to develop dengue vaccine at an affordable cost for global markets. The new dengue vaccine would be safer and more effective than the existing vaccine as per the manufacturer. It targets all the four serotypes of dengue viruses […]

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