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Sanofi Goes All The Way In mRNA With Translate Bio Buy

Taking full control of partner Translate Bio means that Sanofi is the only big vaccine company with a wholly-owned mRNA platform in-house but observers say it is too early to declare that the Paris-headquartered group has bagged itself a bargain.

M & A Vaccines

Takeda Takes Alliance Route For Norovirus Vaccine

Japanese firm again links with an earlier venture capital partner and some familiar faces to progress its norovirus vaccine outside Japan.

Deals Vaccines

Pandemic Still Weighs On Gilead’s HIV Business, But Signs Of Recovery

HIV PrEP and treatments saw increases in sales, though the US treatment market’s recovery was slower than expected and may need “several” quarters to return to pre-pandemic levels.

Sales & Earnings Coronavirus COVID-19

TB Alliance CEO On Less Toxic Treatment Regimens, Pretomanid Plans

TB Alliance CEO Mel Spigelman discusses a range of new and evolving aspects pertaining to the three-drug BPaL regimen for highly drug-resistant TB, including the ZeNix trial results and adding a licensee for pretomanid. He also notes how COVID-19 has had a “terrible impact” on efforts to tackle the TB pandemic.

Research & Development Clinical Trials

GSK Promotes Ease Of Switching HIV Patients To Monthly Injection, Even During A Pandemic

Doctors and patients need to be persuaded of the benefits of switching from familiar oral therapies to Cabenuva, the once-monthly anti-HIV injection. 

Commercial Companies

TB Vaccine Development: COVID-19 Pathways, mRNA Tech Hold Hope

With fast-tracked development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines yielding results, experts call for similar urgency and funding impetus to progress new vaccines for TB, which still claims 4,000 lives daily. Over 15 candidates have been in development for years, with hope now abounding around the potential of new platforms like mRNA to accelerate efforts.

Research & Development Infectious Diseases

Poolbeg Pharma's Capital-Light Model For New Anti-Infectives Development

A new UK company, Poolbeg Pharma, has been set up to develop new anti-infectives in an efficient manner, and already has a repositioned MAP kinase inhibitor for the treatment of severe influenza ready for Phase II studies.

Infectious Diseases Financing

Affinivax's 24-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine Targets Growing And Changing Market

A potential next-generation, 24-valent, pneumococcal vaccine in development by Affinivax and Astellas has shown strong immunogenicity in a Phase II study and is preparing to enter pivotal Phase III trials; if successful, it will target a growing market currently dominated by big pharma players.

Vaccines Clinical Trials

Coronavirus Update: EMA To Update Comirnaty And Spikevax Labels On Cardiac Safety

Comirnaty and Spikevax to get EU label update on cardiac safety, Japanese filing for REGEN-COV, plus vaccine progress for ReiThera and Genexine.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccines

To Boost Or Not To Boost? Pfizer At Odds With US FDA

US regulators indicate that authorizing booster shots is not a priority - but Pfizer still plans to seek an EUA in the fall.

Companies Coronavirus COVID-19

Can Moderna Repeat COVID-19 Success In Influenza Market?

The company could have a significant competitive position thanks to the ability to rapidly develop and combine vaccines using mRNA technology.

Infectious Diseases Vaccines

10 US Approval Decisions To Look Out For In Q3

This quarter has already seen a complete response letter for Iterum Therapeutics’ antibiotic sulopenem but a raft of other products are expecting approval decisions from the US Food and Drug Administration in the next three months. With the help of analysts at Biomedtracker, Scrip takes a look at 10 of the more interesting ones.

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