Coronavirus TV Episode 6: COVID-19 Therapeutics AcceleratorNovartis is the latest company to join the collaboration initiative, spearheaded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The accelerator is designed to act with central oversight into the collective efforts of industry and other partners, to expedite the development and availability of medicines for treating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus TV Episode 5: Transitioning from R&D ethically
As the forerunner in COVID-19 R&D, all eyes are on Gilead as it navigates through R&D but also acts as a commercial entity. So far, it is making all the right moves such as giving up Orphan Drug status, building goodwill for the industry, although pharma’s detractors are never far away.
Coronavirus TV Episode 4: Digital ASCO
The 40k+ ASCO annual meeting, like many other industry conferences, is going online only. Some aspects of the digital experience may prove popular, although doctors and the influence of sponsors will likely bring a return to normality once the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control.
Coronavirus TV Episode 3: Eli Lilly and trial postponements
Eli Lilly has announced that most of its 300 ongoing or planned trials will be postponed to new patients, citing the pressure of COVID-19 on healthcare systems. A sensible step that many peers will follow, although the industry needs to evolve and incorporate decentralized trials to protect R&D momentum in the future.
Coronavirus TV Episode 2: Anti-malarials and Presidential endorsements
A small clinical trial in France suggests that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19. This episode dissects the hype surrounding the use of anti-malarials, and why rushing to adopt these drugs in hospitals globally may do more harm than good
Coronavirus TV Episode 1: Anti-viral developments
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to overwhelm hospitals, there is an immediate need for anti-virals to manage the growing numbers of patients. Using pharmaceutical industry pipeline data, this blog discusses where the most likely effective treatment will come from.
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Pharmaceutical manufacturing in India is facing some early stress amid the new 21-day lock-down but both the industry and government machinery are actively engaged and working together to ensure that disruptions are minimized in the ‘pharmacy of the world.’
AlloVir/Baylor, Soligenix/Hawaii and CEL-SCI/Georgia ink coronavirus collaborations, but deal-making continues in other areas as well, including Asklepios/UNC teaming on a gene therapy for Angelman syndrome and DeMelle licensing a targeted pancreatic cancer drug from Moffitt, among others.
Regeneron's head of R&D George Yancopoulos delivers some stirring words about the need to unify against the global threat posed by COVID-19.
Adequate funding and joined-up global cooperation are two top priorities needed to combat COVID-19, a panel of pharma executives told this year’s BIO-Europe Spring.
Medtech Insight is tracking the IVD companies manufacturing tests for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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Access the infographic below which explores the number of treatment drugs for COVID-19 currently in clinical trials or in development, events including progress updates, partnerships, regulatory and trial announcements etc, and the number of articles published on COVID-19 as of March 3, 2020. This data has been tracked and reported via Informa Pharma Intelligence’s clinical, regulatory and commercial data and analytics, and news and insight tools including Biomedtracker, Trialtrove, Pharmaprojects, Scrip, Pink Sheet, Medtech Insight, and Generics Bulletin etc.
The US agency says it will not object to medtech manufacturers making minor modifications to the motors, tubing or software of medical ventilators – or even to pressing CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) equipment into service to use as ventilators – during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
US telehealth companies are seeing skyrocketing demand for devices and services, which offers opportunities and challenges during this COVID-19 crisis.
A rapid-response test from Danaher business unit Cepheid will be the first quick COVID-19 diagnostic to reach the US market, the US FDA announced on 21 March.
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