Tag Archives: coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine by October end, announces US pharma giant Pfizer

American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that its ongoing development of a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in five months period by October end. Pfizer is working on the vaccine project in collaboration with German firm Biontech. Pfizer and its vaccine development German partner BioNTech announced on Friday, May 29, that the first participants have been given the doses in ...

Read More »

US firm Inovio’s coronavirus vaccine trial on mice turns positive

US vaccine maker Inovio Pharmaceuticals said on Wednesday that its experimental vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection produced protective antibodies and immune system responses in mice and guinea pigs, raising hopes that it could provide relief if Moderna’s vaccine fails. The company’s shares, which have more than quadrupled this year on hopes of its vaccine working, surged another 18% to $15.77 ...

Read More »

SARS-CoV-2: New coronavirus but there’s a cure in old bottle

Important lessons learned from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002-2003 could inform and guide vaccine design for COVID-19 according to University of Melbourne Professor Kanta Subbarao, Director of the WHO Centre for Reference. In an article published Thursday in Cell Host and Microbe, Prof. Kanta Subbarao stressed the importance of detecting a neutralising antibody response in recovered ...

Read More »

AstraZeneca UK to produce vaccine after tie-up with Oxford University

coronavirus

AstraZeneca Plc agreed to make an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University researchers as the race for vaccine heats up. In India, the Serum Institute, the world’s largest maker of vaccines by volume, has already started producing millions of doses of the Oxford University shot and it remains to be seen whether market share will be entered at a ...

Read More »