COVID-19: Roundup 10 July

10 July 2020

19 June

Here is our weekly roundup on the latest research and scientific efforts against the coronavirus.


Emergent BioSolutions

Emergent BioSolutions announced a five-year manufacturing services agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals beginning in 2021. The collaboration will provide large-scale drug substance manufacturing for Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus-based COVID-19 vaccine.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will issue an emergency use authorization for an additional COVID-19 combination diagnostic test, detecting viruses that cause flu and covid-19.

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Novavax has been awarded $1.6 billion by the U.S. federal government to support late-stage clinical development, including Phase c3 clinical trial and large-scale manufacturing of NVX-CoV2373 as well as establishing production of 100 million doses beginning in late 2020.

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GSK has collaborated with Medicago to develop and manufacture a plant-based adjuvanted Covid-19 candidate vaccine. Phase 1 clinical testing have been scheduled to begin mid-July.

Thomas Breuer, M.D., chief medical officer, GSK Vaccines, said: ‘This agreement paves the way for an innovative vaccine option combining a scalable plant-based antigen technology with an adjuvant which has pandemic dose sparing capability.’

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CEPI has expanded its collaboration with Clover Biopharmaceuticals to speed up clinical development and manufacturing of its COVID-19 candidate vaccine. As part of this expanded agreement, CEPI will provide an addition $66 million, giving additional support for early testing and to prepare sites for a global efficacy trial.

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Keep up to date on the response from the chemical industry and the scientific community to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. SCI will be covering key coronavirus research and reporting news from trusted sources so that you have the coronavirus latest.

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