Researchers Test mRNA Technology for Universal Flu Vaccine

An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday. The two-dose vaccine employs the same messenger RNA (mRNA)technology […]

BioNTtech in Conflict with Regulator Over New COVID Vaccine Approval - WAS

The launch of German drugmaker BioNTech’s vaccine adapted to the Omicron coronavirus variant may be delayed due to a disagreement with the regulator over the approval process, the Welt Am Sonntag (WAS) newspaper reported on Saturday. The regulator should still decide by the end of June whether or not to approve the new vaccine but […]

Some Omicron Sub-variants Escaping Antibodies from Sinopharm Shot - Chinese Study

A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed neutralising antibodies against some Omicron sub-variants were largely undetectable after two doses of a Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, with a booster shot only partly restoring them. The study comes as China, which has approved only locally developed COVID shots including the Sinopharm vaccine, strives […]

Moderna Plots Vaccines Against 15 Pathogens with Future Pandemic Potential

Moderna Inc said on Monday it plans to develop and begin testing vaccines targeting 15 of the world’s most worrisome pathogens by 2025 and will permanently wave its COVID-19 vaccine patents for shots intended for certain low- and middle-income countries. The U.S. biotechnology company also said it will make its messenger RNA (mRNA) technology available […]

WHO to Deliver Africa with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Tech

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the six African countries would obtain technology to tool them with the needed means to produce their own COVID-19 vaccines. In an effort to minimize global reliance on vaccine manufacturing from companies outside the continent, the WHO added Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa would have […]

Moderna Predicts Boost to Sales from COVID-19 Turning Endemic

Moderna Inc on Thursday projected higher vaccine sales for the second half of the year as it sees COVID-19 becoming a flu-like endemic illness, prompting people to take regular shots. The company expects $19 billion in sales of its vaccine this year from $18.5 billion previously and said talks were ongoing for vaccine orders in […]