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Novartis, Takeda See Industry Better Prepared For Next Pandemic

Novartis and Takeda’s R&D efforts saw an impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, but both Lutz Hegemann and Andrew Plump believe that when the next pandemic hits, the industry and regulators will be better prepared for it.

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Two New Vaccines To Join COVID Fight As China Ships Millions Overseas

CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine is on the cusp of a formal approval in China, as is another candidate from state-owned Sinopharm. Meanwhile, China is shipping millions of doses around the world.

China Coronavirus COVID-19

Novartis Says It Hired Over 1,600 Amid Job Cuts Speculation In India

Novartis counters speculation around pandemic-related staff cutbacks in India, saying that it actually upped the number of hires across its operations since January 2020. A senior executive separately provides a buoyant outlook for the Swiss firm’s global services operations in Hyderabad, which has added a significant number of new roles.

India Business Strategies

SK Bioscience Readies $1.3bn IPO Amid Rosy Vaccine Outlook

Vaccine specialist SK Bioscience is set to launch potentially South Korea’s biggest biopharma IPO next month on the back of a growing premium vaccine business, new opportunities in COVID-19 vaccines and its contract manufacturing operations.

Vaccines Coronavirus COVID-19

Amid Coronavirus Variants, WHO Urges Continued Vaccination

As vaccine makers tackle SARS-CoV-2 variants, WHO’s Chief Scientist feels it’s important to continue immunization programs with existing vaccines. Meanwhile, the rollouts mean the safety and efficacy landscape is set to change, said participants at a recent meet

Coronavirus COVID-19 Policy & Regulation

OliX Diversifies Into mRNA Amid Growing Global Interest

Amid the highly successful launch of COVID-19 vaccines using the technology by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, South Korean bioventure OliX Pharmaceuticals is diversifying into the mRNA field by establishing a new subsidiary that focuses on R&D into new vaccines and therapeutics using the platform.

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Europe

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Novartis, Takeda See Industry Better Prepared For Next Pandemic

Novartis and Takeda’s R&D efforts saw an impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, but both Lutz Hegemann and Andrew Plump believe that when the next pandemic hits, the industry and regulators will be better prepared for it.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Commercial

Amid Coronavirus Variants, WHO Urges Continued Vaccination

As vaccine makers tackle SARS-CoV-2 variants, WHO’s Chief Scientist feels it’s important to continue immunization programs with existing vaccines. Meanwhile, the rollouts mean the safety and efficacy landscape is set to change, said participants at a recent meet

Coronavirus COVID-19 Policy & Regulation

Could COVID-19 Variants Upend Global Vaccine Supply Deals?

South Africa recently decided against using AstraZeneca partner Serum Institute’s vaccine for its immunization program, given its low efficacy against the B.1.351 strain. However, certain vaccines have shown higher efficacy. Is this a sign that newer strains of SARS-CoV-2 could upset supply deals and revenue projections for some vaccines?

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

4D Pharma Joins The SPAC Trend To Fund Its Keytruda-Boosting Biotherapeutic

The Leeds, UK-based company is looking to the alternative route to the US stock market to fund its live biotherapeutics platform.

Europe United Kingdom

UK Firms Big And Small Benefit From Biotech Bubble

Investors keep piling into biotech stocks and British companies have been reaping the benefits this week.

United Kingdom Financing

InDex Gets Cash Boost For Phase III Ulcerative Colitis Drug

The Stockholm-based company is in a position to start the Phase III program for its ulcerative colitis candidate after raising over $64m in a rights issue.

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United States

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Amid Coronavirus Variants, WHO Urges Continued Vaccination

As vaccine makers tackle SARS-CoV-2 variants, WHO’s Chief Scientist feels it’s important to continue immunization programs with existing vaccines. Meanwhile, the rollouts mean the safety and efficacy landscape is set to change, said participants at a recent meet

Coronavirus COVID-19 Policy & Regulation

Could COVID-19 Variants Upend Global Vaccine Supply Deals?

South Africa recently decided against using AstraZeneca partner Serum Institute’s vaccine for its immunization program, given its low efficacy against the B.1.351 strain. However, certain vaccines have shown higher efficacy. Is this a sign that newer strains of SARS-CoV-2 could upset supply deals and revenue projections for some vaccines?

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

US Prescribers Embrace Oncology Biosimilars; How Will Humira Follow-Ons Fare?

Rheumatologists may be more cautious about prescribing biosimilars to Humira than they have been for biosimilars to Avastin and Herceptin. But pharmacy benefit managers will have more influence over Humira biosimilars, which adds a new dynamic to the follow-on market.

Biosimilars Market Access

FDA Approval Opens Up Gastric Cancer To Daiichi Sankyo/AZ’s Enhertu

The two companies can now market their HER-2 targeting antibody-drug conjugate in its second tumor type as they look to expand beyond breast cancer.

Approvals United States

Stockwatch: New Year, New Politics; Same Old Pricing And Generic Challenges

A positive start to the year for healthcare stocks was accompanied, as usual, by drug price increases. This and the other issues that have been carried over from 2020 remain just as challenging.

Pricing Debate Sales & Earnings

GC LabCell Taps Alliances In Bid For Lead NK Cell Position

After accumulating technologies to develop off-the-shelf, allogeneic NK cell therapies over the past decade, Korea's GC LabCell is now tapping into the global market as US partner Artiva begins clinical trials of its lead asset.

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