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Biotechs Partner on Gene-Edited Cancer Cell Therapies

Natural killer cell

Two biotechnology companies are collaborating on using the gene editing technique Crispr to create engineered immune-system cells to treat cancer. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Gene-Edited Cancer Cell Therapies

Moderna Supplying 500M Vaccine Doses to Covax

Vaccine delivery to Philippines

Moderna Inc. is providing up to 500 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to the Covax Facility, an international project distributing vaccines to low-income countries. . . . → Read More: Moderna Supplying 500M Vaccine Doses to Covax

Vaccine Stops Lyme Bacteria in Preclinical Test

Adult deer tick

A study with lab mice shows an experimental vaccine with engineered bacteria produces antibodies and protects against microbes causing Lyme disease. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Stops Lyme Bacteria in Preclinical Test

NIH Trial Testing mRNA Vaccine Allergic Effects

Syringe

A clinical trial is underway testing for allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines using messenger RNA for invoking an immune response. . . . → Read More: NIH Trial Testing mRNA Vaccine Allergic Effects

Trial Shows Inhaled Covid-19 Therapy Safe

Nasal spray

Results of a clinical trial show an anti-microbial treatment for Covid-19 infections given as a nasal spray is safe and well-tolerated in healthy volunteers. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Inhaled Covid-19 Therapy Safe

Cell-Based Fish Company Gains $8.25M in Seed Funds

Bluu Bioscience founders

The start-up enterprise Bluu Biosciences is underway creating seafood products from fish stem cells, and raising $US 8.25 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Cell-Based Fish Company Gains $8.25M in Seed Funds

Precision Cancer Immunotherapy Biotech Underway

T-cells and cancer cells

A new company is beginning work on a safer form of cancer immunotherapy that avoids toxic off-target effects, and raising $55 million in venture funds. . . . → Read More: Precision Cancer Immunotherapy Biotech Underway

New Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine Trial Begins

Syringe in hand

A clinical trial is underway testing a new Covid-19 vaccine based on messenger RNA, developed by biotech company Translate Bio and drug maker Sanofi. . . . → Read More: New Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine Trial Begins

CEPI Funding SARS-CoV-2 Variant Vaccines

SARS-Cov-2 virus

CEPI, an international consortium, is funding development of vaccines to protect against SARS-CoV-2 mutations, starting with B.1.351 discovered in Brazil. . . . → Read More: CEPI Funding SARS-CoV-2 Variant Vaccines

Diagnostic Cleared for Covid-19, Other Diseases

Amplidiag Easy system

A single diagnostic test for the virus causing Covid-19 infections and three other respiratory diseases received clearance for marketing in Europe. . . . → Read More: Diagnostic Cleared for Covid-19, Other Diseases