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First patients being treated with Aimmune’s PALFORZIA peanut allergy drug

Aimmune Therapeutics said that the first patients in the US are being treated with the recently FDA approved peanut allergy drug PALFORZIA [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp]. The California-based biopharma company said that specialty pharmacies are shipping initial dosing kits of the new peanut allergy drug to allergists for in-office administration to their peanut-allergic patients […]

Coronavirus vaccine trial : Moderna doses first subject with mRNA-1273 in phase 1 trial

Coronavirus vaccine trial : US biotech company Moderna has dosed the first participant in the phase 1 study of mRNA-1273, its mRNA vaccine against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The phase 1 coronavirus clinical trial is being carried out under its own Investigational New Drug (IND) application by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). mRNA-1273 is […]

Coronavirus vaccine trial : Moderna doses first subject with mRNA-1273 in phase 1 trial

Coronavirus vaccine trial : US biotech company Moderna has dosed the first participant in the phase 1 study of mRNA-1273, its mRNA vaccine against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The phase 1 coronavirus clinical trial is being carried out under its own Investigational New Drug (IND) application by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). mRNA-1273 is […]

Thermo Fisher to acquire Qiagen to expand specialty diagnostics portfolio

Thermo Fisher acquisition of Qiagen : US life sciences company Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to acquire Qiagen, a Netherlands-based provider of molecular diagnostics and sample preparation technologies in an all-cash deal worth around $11.5 billion. The deal includes the assumption of nearly Qiagen’s $1.4 billion of net debt by the US firm. Thermo Fisher […]

Thermo Fisher coronavirus diagnostic test gets FDA’s emergency use order

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its coronavirus diagnostic test from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA authorization allows Thermo Fisher Scientific’s COVID-19 diagnostic test that can be immediately used by CLIA high-complexity laboratories in the US for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, the […]

Rapid coronavirus test developed by Chicago-based Surgisphere

Rapid coronavirus test : Chicago-based Surgisphere Corporation claims to have launched a rapid diagnostic tool for novel coronavirus. The healthcare data analytics and medical education company claims to have tapped into its global research network and advanced machine learning to create an intelligent tool that uses only three common laboratory tests to identify patients who are […]

FDA approves Opdivo + Yervoy for HCC previously treated with sorafenib

Bristol Myers Squibb has secured approval for the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) 1 mg/kg and Yervoy (ipilimumab) 3 mg/kg from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients who were previously treated with sorafenib. Approval for the indication has been issued under accelerated approval on the basis […]

VisCardia wraps up VisONE heart failure pilot study

VisONE heart failure pilot study : Oregon-based medical device developer VisCardia has wrapped up its first-in-human study of the implantable VisONE system for medically refractory heart failure patients who have reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and preserved ventricular synchrony. The VisONE Heart Failure pilot trial was a prospective, open-label, multi-center study held at certain European Heart […]

Coronavirus testing center in New York : Northwell Labs begins manual testing for COVID-19

Coronavirus testing center in New York : New York health care provider Northwell Health Labs (Northwell Labs) has started manual testing of novel coronavirus samples (COVID-19 samples) at its 100,000-square-foot diagnostic facility in Lake Success having secured state and federal authorization. The diagnostic lab was visited by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which paved the […]

COVID-19 treatment : Cyclica, Institute of Materia Medica partner on drug repurposing for coronavirus

COVID-19 treatment : The Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences has entered into a collaboration with Canadian biotech company Cyclica for discovering antiviral drug candidates for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and for exploring opportunities for designing multi-targeted antiviral compounds. According to the partners, new drug development efforts to tackle the prevailing pandemic of […]

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