Coronavirus Update: New Funding For Valneva, Scotland Looks At Long COVID
Plus, Positive Japan Results For Moderna Vaccine
France's Valneva raises new funds to progress its inactivated vaccine, while Scotland launches a new study into 'long COVID', Takeda reports positive interim results from a Japanese trial with Moderna's mRNA vaccine, a setback for GC's plasma therapy, and Celltrion begins exporting a therapeutic antibody.
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Global research consortium to investigate the use of immunoglobulin as a COVID-19 therapy ends following disappointing results from a Phase III trial. Meanwhile, Russian vaccine producer RDIF is snapping up more production capacity in India, where interferon has also progressed as a possible treatment.
Takeda agreed with its contract manufacturer to grant access to its dengue vaccine production capacity for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Frontrunner Moderna started a pediatric trial in children as young as six months. GSK and Medicago began the Phase III portion of a Phase II/III vaccine trial. And China is limiting inbound travel to people vaccinated with China-made vaccines.
The company is hoping for strong efficacy from its inactivated vaccine, boosted by two adjuvants