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Germany’s Merck KGaA rapidly expanded its life sciences services business to support the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines during 2020, and also expects cancer and multiple sclerosis products to fuel its sales growth in coming years.
The Swiss major, which is already signed up to help produce Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, is offering its services to CureVac to produce its mRNA vaccine.
Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has shown 80.6% efficacy in interim data from Phase III clinical trials, slightly better than the 79.3% reported by Sinopharm and significantly higher than Sinovac’s 50.6% for their vaccines based on similar technology. Supply deals are already on the way, with Brazil having signed up for 200 million doses.
US Remains Conservative On Vaccine Dosing Regimens As CDC’s ACIP Highlights Minimal Comfort With Relying On Unproven Correlates
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices concerns about making COVID-19 vaccine dose regimen changes based on unproven immune correlates of protection could be a warning sign to sponsors about roadblocks they might face if updating vaccines to address viral variants or conducting pediatric studies relying on such surrogate endpoints.
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