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FDA Issues EUA for Vela Diagnostics COVID-19 PCR Test

The FDA issued yesterday (8/5) Emergency Use Authorization for Vela Diagnostics for the manual version of their COVID-19 PCR test. The manual version of the test enables flexible sample processing, facilitating widespread use of the test throughout the United States....

Novartis Receives Approval For Enzair Breezhaler

The European Commission (EC) has granted approval for Novartis’ Enzair Breezhaler, a drug therapy for uncontrolled asthma. The drug is utilized as a maintenance treatment for adults with asthma. “Novartis is working to reimagine medicine for people with uncontrolled...

Early Potential in Human Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

BioNTech, a German based biotech company, and Pfizer, the well-established pharmaceutical company headquartered in the United States, have partnered to produce one of the 17 COVID-19 vaccines currently in development. The vaccine has shown promising early-stage human...

Gilead Sets Price for Remdesivir

Gilead Sciences, the biotech company based out of California that created one of the first original treatments for COVID-19, has set the price for remdesivir between $2,340 and $3,120 for a typical course treatment. While remdesivir has still yet to prove to reduce...