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US FDA’s Search For Class-Wide Vaccine Blood-Clot Effect Makes Scientific Sense, But Raises Questions
Several adenovirus vaccine developers say the products cannot be compared, potentially complicating the US FDA and CDC’s decision on ending the recommended pause in the use of Janssen’s vaccine.
Contrasting first-quarter preannouncements from a DNA sequencing company and a molecular diagnostics company may, with other seasonal pressures, imply a comparatively weak first quarter for therapeutic drug companies.
Illumina announced plans to acquire Grail for about $8bn in September 2020, but the US FTC says the proposed acquisition will diminish innovation in the US market for multi-cancer testing.
Illumina’s moves into infectious disease testing and further into the clinical setting have been accelerated by the pandemic. The genomic sequencing company is also fast expanding its companion diagnostics oncology partnerships.
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