Medications

Moderna Provides Updates on the Clinical Development and Production of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 3, 2020– Moderna, Inc., (Nasdaq: MRNA) a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today provided an update on the clinical development and production of mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against COVID-19. Interim Durability Data from NIH-led Phase 1 Study of mRNA-1273 Today, […]

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Clinical Severity Lower With Vitamin D Sufficiency in COVID-19

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 — Vitamin D sufficiency is associated with reduced clinical severity, inpatient mortality, and serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) among patients infected with COVID-19, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in PLOS ONE. Zhila Maghbooli, Ph.D., from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and colleagues analyzed hospital […]

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Sanofi and GSK Initiate Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Adjuvanted Recombinant Protein-Based Vaccine Candidate

London, UK and Paris, France 03 September 2020 — Sanofi and GSK announce today the start of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate, developed in partnership by Sanofi and GSK, uses the same recombinant protein-based technology as one of Sanofi’s seasonal influenza vaccines with GSK’s established pandemic adjuvant […]

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Experts predict support for some, but not all, telehealth expansion measures

An expert panel convened at Tuesday’s Teladoc-sponsored Telehealth Innovation Forum predicted changes to the originating and geographic site requirements for telehealth – but not to state licensure waivers allowing physicians from one state to practice in another. Although licensure waivers have been of particular importance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Claudia Duck Tucker, vice president of […]

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Clinical trial begins to see if convalescent plasma can treat COVID-19

Montefiore Health System, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYU Langone have launched a new clinical trial to study if convalescent plasma—taken from people who have recovered from COVID-19—is effective in treating the disease. The body’s immune response to viral infections includes making molecules called antibodies. Antibodies can combat the infection and possibly prevent reinfection […]

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Orchard Software to be acquired by private equity firm

Francisco Partners, an IT-focused private equity firm says it plans to acquire Orchard Software, the laboratory information systems vendor. WHY IT MATTERS Orchard’s LIS technology, along with other clinical and pathology laboratory workflow tools and lab outreach and point-of-care testing products will benefit from the deal, said Francisco Partners Principal Jonathan Murphy. With the acquisition, […]

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India’s Jehangir Clinical Development Centre to join Clinerion’s global network of partner hospitals

Jehangir Hospital, a 350-bed hospital in Pune, India, along with its research arm Jehangir Clinical Development Centre (JCDC), last week announced that it will join Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer platform. Clinerion is a global data technology service company headquartered in Switzerland while JCDC has over 60 principal investigators and conducts on average 25-30 clinical studies […]