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Pharma Company Licenses Protein Delivery Hydrogel

Gel sample

A drug maker acquired commercialization rights to an injectable hydrogel developed at a university lab that delivers proteins to repair diseased tissue. . . . → Read More: Pharma Company Licenses Protein Delivery Hydrogel

India Authorizes Covid-19 Vaccines Designed in US

The government of India granted emergency clearance to two vaccines to prevent Covid-19 disease, both designed in U.S. research labs. . . . → Read More: India Authorizes Covid-19 Vaccines Designed in US

Oral Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Underway

Capsules

An early-stage clinical trial is underway in South Africa testing the safety of a vaccine in capsule form to prevent Covid-19 disease. . . . → Read More: Oral Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Underway

Trial Underway Testing Cancer Drug as Covid-19 Therapy

SARS-CoV-2 and cell

A clinical trial enrolled and dosed its first participant testing an oral drug, initially designed to treat cancer, as a therapy for mild Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Cancer Drug as Covid-19 Therapy

Infographic – Covax Begins Vaccine Deliveries

Chart: Covax deliveries

Deliveries so far represent a small fraction of the allotments to those countries, with deliveries for other allotments not yet underway. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Covax Begins Vaccine Deliveries

Joint Venture Developing Oral Covid-19 Vaccine

Capsules in a glass

Two biotechnology companies are forming a new enterprise to produce a vaccine as a capsule or tablet to protect against Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Joint Venture Developing Oral Covid-19 Vaccine

Infographic – China Remains Top U.S. Student Source

Chart: international students

China continues to provide the largest number of international students on American campuses, sending more than 369,000 of its citizens, an increase of almost 2 percent over the previous year. . . . → Read More: Infographic – China Remains Top U.S. Student Source

AstraZeneca Joins $1B Fund, Expands Footprint in China

Research lab in China

The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is starting a joint $1 billion health care investment fund in China and vastly increasing its labs and offices there. . . . → Read More: AstraZeneca Joins $1B Fund, Expands Footprint in China

Safe, Economical Method Devised to Make Graphene

Eucalyptus trees

Researchers in Australia and India developed a safer and much less costly process for synthesizing the super-material graphene using an extract from eucalyptus bark. . . . → Read More: Safe, Economical Method Devised to Make Graphene

FDA Approves Pediatric HIV Drug Formulation

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles infecting a human T cell (NIH.gov)

5 June 2015. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an application for a current HIV drug formulated to better treat infections in infants and young children, especially in limited resource regions. The formulation is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Pediatric HIV Drug Formulation