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Commission – Moderna agreement on new timetables for the delivery of vaccines against the coronavirus

The European Commission and Moderna have reached a new agreement to better address member states' needs for Covid-19 vaccines for the late summer and winter season. In this way, member states will have access to...

EMA: Rolling evaluation of Pfizer/BioNTech’s updated coronavirus vaccine begins

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that it has started the rolling evaluation of a variant-adapted Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. The bivalent (or bivalent) vaccine targets two strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes...

Pfizer/BioNTech: Trials of vaccine that treats up to the BA.2 Omicron subvariant

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE announced today that they have initiated mid-level trials of a modified Covid-19 vaccine that targets both the original variants and the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant. The vaccine is in an initial proof-of-concept study...

EMA approved monkeypox vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said today it has approved the use of a smallpox vaccine in humans to expand its use against the spread of monkeypox, which could mark the WHO's highest alert level. The EMA's...

BioNTech and Pfizer launch next-generation coronavirus vaccine test

Germany's BioNTech, a Pfizer partner in Covid-19 vaccines, has announced that the two companies will begin testing next-generation vaccines in humans in the second half of the year that protect against a wide variety of coronaviruses. Their...

Moderna: Positive results from the modified vaccine against the Omicron variant

Biotechnology company Moderna has announced positive preliminary results for a modified version of its Omicron variant vaccine. A booster dose of 50 micrograms resulted in "a greater response of antibodies against the Omicron variant, one month after...