U.S. FDA approves coronavirus vaccines engineered for Omicron variant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna that target the dominant BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, as the government prepares for a broad fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days. The new vaccines also include the original version of the virus targeted by all… Read More U.S. FDA approves coronavirus vaccines engineered for Omicron variant

Moderna files lawsuit against Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over coronavirus vaccine

Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved in the United States, alleging they copied technology that Moderna developed years before the pandemic. Pfizer shares fell nearly 1%, while BioNTech U.S.-listed shares were down about 1.5% and Moderna shares slipped 1.7%… Read More Moderna files lawsuit against Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer seeks U.S. authorization for coronavirus vaccine engineered to tackle Omicron variant

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech said on Monday they had sought U.S. authorization for a COVID-19 vaccine retooled to target the Omicron variant. The request to the Food and Drug Administration was for a so-called bivalent vaccine containing the dominant BA.4/BA.5 variants of the virus along with the original coronavirus strain. It is intended… Read More Pfizer seeks U.S. authorization for coronavirus vaccine engineered to tackle Omicron variant

Pfizer begins mid-stage trial for vaccine against coronavirus Omicron subvariant

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SEsaid on Wednesday they had started a mid-stage study of a modified COVID-19 vaccine which targets both the original as well as the BA.2 Omicron subvariant. Pfizer said the vaccine is in an initial proof-of-concept study to gather more data. Together, the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are estimated… Read More Pfizer begins mid-stage trial for vaccine against coronavirus Omicron subvariant

South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

South Africa’s Biovac Institute will start making Pfizer-BioNTech’s, COVID-19 vaccine early next year after receiving the drug substance from Europe, a Pfizer executive said on Monday. Biovac’s “fill and finish” deal with Pfizer, announced in July, will make it one of the few companies processing COVID-19 shots in Africa, where many countries have struggled to… Read More South Africa’s Biovac to begin production of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in early 2022

Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

Pfizer Inc’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico this week includes doses made in its U.S. plant, the first of what are expected to be ongoing exports of its shots from the United States, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The vaccine shipment, produced at Pfizer’s Kalamazoo, Michigan plant, marks the first… Read More Pfizer begins exportation of U.S.-made coronavirus vaccine to other countries

BioNTech expects results of vaccine trial for babies by September

BioNTech expects results by September from trials testing the COVID-19 vaccine that it and Pfizer have developed in babies as young as six months old, German magazine Spiegel cited the company’s CEO as saying. “In July, the first results could be available for the five to 12 year olds, in September for the younger children,”… Read More BioNTech expects results of vaccine trial for babies by September

Dubai to kick off coronavirus inoculation with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Dubai will start inoculating people with the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech for free from Wednesday, the emirate’s government said, joining Saudi Arabia which last week became the first Arab country to begin using this vaccine. The move comes after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain earlier this month rolled out a… Read More Dubai to kick off coronavirus inoculation with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine