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US FDA approves Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for kids aged six months
20 June, 2022
The US agency expanded EUAs for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna...
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Roche gets EC approval for Lunsumio to treat follicular lymphoma 14 June, 2022 The EC approval is based on positive results from the Phase ½ GO29781 study, which assessed the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of Lunsumio in people with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Pfizer wraps up acquisition of RSV therapeutics company ReViral 14 June, 2022 The acquisition will provide Pfizer with ReViral’s portfolio of therapeutic candidates, including sisunatovir, along with another lead candidate, focused on RSV replication

US FDA requires patient notification about suicide risk related to finasteride 14 June, 2022 The US regulator required a patient notification about suicidal behaviour, where it has previously approved an expanded its label indication to include risks of persistent...

GSK’s RSV vaccine for older adults shows positive outcomes in Phase 3 trial 14 June, 2022 The company’s investigational RSV vaccine candidate RSVPreF3 OA has showed statistically significant and clinically meaningful efficacy in adults aged 60 years and above

Amylyx secures Health Canada approval for Albrioza to treat ALS 14 June, 2022 Albrioza, also known as AMX0035, is an oral fixed-dose combination therapy that works to reduce neuronal cell death and is the first new ALS therapy approved in Canada since 2018

Weaponising data to fight infection in hospitals 13 May, 2022 Healthcare-associated infections are one of the greatest preventable threats to patient safety. In addition to causing suffering, they can do lasting, economic damage to...

Laser photobiomodulation for faster healing and pain management 13 May, 2022 Light therapy has been increasingly used for a wide variety of medical applications. However, treatments for wound healing and pain management are the most commonly used applications...

Battling the resistance 13 May, 2022 Abbott is an expert in the use of rapid diagnostics to help combat antimicrobial resistance globally, and has a refined understanding of the role education plays in enabling...

Putting antibiotic resistance to the test 13 May, 2022 Just like other organisms, disease-causing bacteria evolve defence mechanisms that allow it to survive when patients are treated with antibiotics. A liberal approach to prescribing...

Embracing preanalytics for better diagnostics 13 May, 2022 When swabbing became an all-too-familiar experience, testing and screening were understood as vital processes in the fight against viral infection. Sampling was identified as a...

Complete test portfolio for Lyme disease diagnostics 13 May, 2022 A comprehensive portfolio of Borrelia antibody test systems from EUROIMMUN enables qualified two-step Lyme disease diagnostics according to the latest recommendations. Screening...

A rapid response to the pandemic 13 May, 2022 As the world continues to deal with Covid-19, quick and accurate testing is still one of the best ways to slow its spread and protect the most vulnerable in our communities....

A new level of usability 13 May, 2022 With the combined power of three organisations with expertise in molecular testing, immunoassays, diagnostic equipment and more, Uniogen’s latest coronavirus test offers fast...

T cells leading the way 13 May, 2022 While Covid-19 testing and vaccine monitoring is important in reducing disease transmission and for clinical management, antibody tests have limitations, particularly with new...

Microbiology’s merits when assessing antimicrobial resistance 13 May, 2022 Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem partially due to the high levels of antibiotics that are administered in healthcare departments across the world – but how...

Improved accuracy in brain trauma assessment 13 May, 2022 A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, disrupting the normal function of the brain. It is the most common neurological disorder worldwide, contributing...

Don’t lose heart 05 May, 2022 Thanks to medical advances, we are living longer than any time in history. But an ageing population brings added risks, one being heart failure. According to the World Heart...

Smart brain surgery 05 May, 2022 The brain is incredibly complex, with certain parts and processes still a mystery to us. It is that level of complexity that necessitates a skilful pair of hands during surgery on...

The desired effect 05 May, 2022 Cannabidiol continues to be marketed as a non-intoxicating substance with wellness benefits. While still only licensed as a treatment for childhood epilepsies and forms of...


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