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Coronavirus Update: After UK Nod, New Forecast Makes Pfizer Vaccine The Leader

After its historic first emergency approval, analysts at Bernstein has upgraded predictions for Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 and beyond.

China Preps For First COVID Vaccine Roll-Outs

Regulatory pressure to fully approve the first COVID-19 vaccine in China is mounting as top officials tour an inspection agency and two leading manufacturers. 

CVS CEO Merlo On COVID-19 Vaccination: "Think Of It Like Booking A Travel Ticket"

The pharmacy will be ready to begin COVID-19 vaccinations 48 hours after receiving the vaccine, Merlo said, outlining plans for a mass vaccination effort that will include online appointments.

UK Grants First Worldwide Authorization For Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

The UK's MHRA has granted an emergency authorization to the mRNA-based vaccine just nine days after receiving the final Phase III results from Pfizer.

Wockhardt Preps To Deliver 100M Doses Of AZ Vaccine

As the MHRA prepares to grant approval to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Wockhardt is set to supply 100 million doses for the UK government’s own use and its WHO commitments. The company is also in talks with global vaccine developers to manufacture their COVID-19 vaccines for emerging economies

Precious Cargo: DHL Gears To Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

A senior executive shares insights around how the global logistics provider is preparing to deliver the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines across the world. While the company has prior experience with the "deep frozen" temperatures needed for some candidates, there will still be specific challenges and complexities involved. 

Most Pharmacies Express Readiness To Administer COVID-19 Vaccines Once Available

Results of a forthcoming APhA survey show more than one-third of pharmacies are fully prepared to administer the vaccines once they are available, with more still preparing.


Novavax May Seek COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Authorization In US Based On UK Data

With its US/Mexico Phase III trial delayed due to manufacturing questions, Novavax has aligned its UK study with FDA guidance. It hopes for interim data from that study during Q1 2021.

Moderna Files COVID-19 Vaccine After Second Impressive Read-Out

Second read-out maintains 94% level of efficacy, with a very early signal that it could outperform Pfizer’s rival mRNA candidate in preventing severe cases.

Stockwatch: The Post-Pandemic Dynamics Of Coronavirus Vaccines

Considerable value has been assigned to the companies developing coronavirus vaccines. Multiple suppliers and a met clinical need may erode much of that value after the pandemic.

WHO No-Go Not A Swan Song For Remdesivir In India?

The WHO’s new "living guideline" against remdesivir’s use in hospitalized patients notwithstanding, some key opinion leaders in India see a role for the antiviral, but underscore that COVID-19 is still in its infancy and all repurposed therapies for the disease still have a long way to go. They also see the US remdesivir studies as more robust.

Quick Listen: Scrip’s Five Must-Know Things

Join us for a brief audio tour around the past week's major global biopharma industry developments, in this podcast version of Scrip's Five Must-Know Things. 

Moderna’s New European Team Readies For COVID-19 Vaccine D-Day

After a stunning first efficacy readout for its mRNA-based vaccine, the biotech company's leaders in Europe talk about their rapid commercial and manufacturing scale-up.

Roche’s COVID-19 Collaboration Strategy Sees Promise In Combinations

Roche has partnered with Regeneron and Atea, but the company continues to leverage its long legacy in infectious diseases to identify good treatment options for the novel coronavirus.

AZ Will Sideline ‘Lucky Mistake’ To Secure COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

A lower first dose boosted the vaccine’s efficacy result – but AstraZeneca has conceded this has to be proven in a separate trial.

Coronavirus Update: SK Bioscience, Biological E, DongWha And Celltrion Report Progress

SK set for Korean trial with vaccine, as Biological E begins human trials of Baylor vaccine. Meanwhile, DongWha gets a Phase II nod for potential drug, and Celltrion progesses with Phase II regdanvimab trial.

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