Serum Institute gets nod to export vaccines to COVAX

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The Pune based vaccines manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII) has got the nod to export Covid vaccines under the COVAX programme, said a source on Monday. The ministry has allowed SII to export 50 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield to the COVAX, an UN Global body. COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition […]

Philippines government vaccine storage partner ready for 3-day COVID vaccination drive

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The government’s national cold-chain and logistics partner is now gearing up for the scheduled three-day nationwide vaccination program which is aimed at inoculating as many Filipinos in order to be protected from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Dubbed as “Bayanihan Bakunahan”, the vaccination program will be from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. PharmaServ Express assured that […]

Vaccine Supply Chain Buckles in Germany due to Fourth Wave Disruption

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As the country battles an increasing number of coronavirus cases, Germany is experiencing a second wave of chaos over vaccination rates. Olaf Scholz, Germany’s new chancellor, has set a target of 30 million vaccination doses by Tuesday, Christmas. Every day, over a million doses would have to be administered to achieve this goal. The Ministry […]

UNICEF Signs Supply Agreement for Clover COVID-19 Vaccine

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UNICEF and Clover Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of the Clover COVID-19 vaccine on behalf of the COVAX Facility. Through the supply agreement, UNICEF will have access to up to 414 million doses of Clover’s COVID-19 vaccine until the end of 2022. These doses were committed to the COVAX Facility […]

Israel Developed COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Phase 3 Study

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Excerpt NRx Pharmaceuticals ,a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, announced the conclusion of high-level meetings in Hungary and confirmed the pivotal clinical trial of the BriLife COVID-19 vaccine would soon launch. Regulatory clearance for the BriLife trial is expected by the end of 2021. The company reported Hungary would be the first European Nation to host […]

Victoria makes Australia’s first mRNA vaccine candidate

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Excerpt In just five months, Victorian scientists and manufacturers developed Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate — the country’s first ever mRNA drug product – allowing clinical trials to start in the new year. Article Summary In just five months, Victorian scientists and manufacturers developed Australia’s first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate — the country’s first […]

Gennova completes Phase 2 and 3 trials of mRNA jab by January 2022

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Excerpt By the end of January next year, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Emcure, a Pune-based pharmaceutical business that develops mRNACovid vaccines, will have completed Phase 2/3 studies and will apply to Indian drug regulators for an emergency use authorisation. Article Summary In 35 centres throughout India, Gennova has started Phase 2 and Phase 3 […]

Sanofi and GSK announce positive preliminary booster data for their COVID-19 vaccine candidate and continuation of Phase 3 trial per independent Monitoring Board recommendation

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Excerpt Sanofi and GSK announce positive preliminary booster data for their COVID-19 vaccine candidate and continuation of Phase 3 trial per independent Monitoring Board recommendation Positive booster studies reveal a 9- to 43-fold rise in neutralising antibodies across all primary vaccines received (mRNA or adenovirus) and for all age groups examined, with a favourable safety […]

Domestic Japanese Infrastructure to Secure Stable Supply of Vaccines

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Excerpt Japanese biotech firm Takara Bio Inc. will start producing messenger RNA vaccines on a contract basis possibly from next January, its officials said Thursday November 4th, in a move likely to help cut the country’s reliance on imports for COVID-19 vaccines. Takara Bio is expected to launch in January a production base capable of […]

Delivery Agreement for Paediatric Vaccines in Singapore Falls to Pfizer, Says Health Minister

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Excerpt Singapore has signed a new supply agreement with Pfizer for its paediatric Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday, November 15. The agreement also includes the delivery of these vaccines, and the Ministry of Health (MOH) is in “constant contact” with Pfizer to fulfil these […]

Quezon City in the Philippines Inaugurates its Own Cold Storage Facility for Vaccines and Medicine Distribution

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THE Quezon City government has inaugurated its own cold room and storage facility which can store vaccines and medicines with controlled cold temperature requirements, Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte said on Thursday. Belmonte described the facility as a valuable investment of the city’s public health system.    “This is a manifestation of how important public health […]

Distribution and Demand the Key Hurdles as Vaccine Supply Issues are Resolved, says Bill Gates

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Excerpt: Between natural and vaccine immunity and emerging oral treatments, “the death rate and the disease rate ought to be coming down pretty dramatically,” the billionaire founder of Microsoft Corp. said Thursday at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. The constraints on vaccinating the world against COVID-19 will shift next year, Gates said, as […]

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