Insights+: COVID-19 Healthcare News Updates

 Insights+: COVID-19 Healthcare News Updates

Our planet is facing a major pandemic outbreak due to COVID-19 and health agencies are taking every measure to stop it. The COVID-19 virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). The outbreak of the respiratory disease was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in Dec 2019. Life sciences companies are putting all of their efforts into finding a treatment or developing a vaccine for this disease. PharmaShots is keeping a track of all of the important updates in the Lifesciences sector, where we have covered news updates regarding collaborations, clinical trials, funding and regulatory guidelines related to the COVID-19 from Jan to date.

MARCH 2020

98. Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New AcroMetrix Coronavirus 2019 RNA Control to Validate COVID-19 Molecular Diagnostic Tests

Mar 31, 2020 | Launch

97. BD and BioMedomics Launch Rapid Serology Test to Detect Exposure to COVID-19 in 15 Minutes

Mar 31, 2020 | Launch

96. QIAGEN’s QIAstat-Dx Test Kit Receives the US FDA’s EUA as the First Syndromic Test to Detect COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020 | Diagnostic

95. Sorrento and the University of Texas Medical Branch Collaborate for the Preclinical Testing of COVID-19 Therapeutic Candidates

Mar 31, 2020 | Collaboration

94. VIVUS Expedites the Launch of Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Modules for Effective Patient Care During COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020 | DigiHealth

93. Amgen Provides Update on its Clinical Activities and Medicine Supply Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 | Clinical Trial

92. Generation Bio and Vir Biotechnology Collaborates to Explore Non-Viral Gene Therapy Platform for Against COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020 | Collaboration

91. Altimmune Collaborates with the University of Alabama to Develop Single-Dose, Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine

Mar 31, 2020 | Collaboration

90. Novartis Donates 20,000 Doses of Hydroxychloroquine to the University of Washington for COVID-19 PEP Clinical trial

Mar 31, 2020 | Grant

89. The Allergan Foundation Donates $2M to the Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020 | Grant

88. Johnson & Johnson and BARDA to Fund ~$1B in Research and Development of Novel COVID-19 Vaccines

Mar 30, 2020 | Collaboration

87. Abbott Receives FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization for its Point-Of-Care Test to Detect Novel COVID-19 in Five Minutes

Mar 30, 2020 | Diagnostic

86. The US FDA Authorizes the Emergency Use of Antimalarial Drugs to Combat COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020 | Regulatory

85. Seqster Launches COVID-19 Compass for Healthcare Enterprises to Remotely Track Infected Patients

Mar 27, 2020 | DigiHealth

84. ExThera’s Seraph 100 Microbind Affinity Blood Filter Used to Treat Covid-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Diagnostic

83. Medtronic Launches New Solutions to Help Monitor Patients for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Diagnostic

82. Sanofi and Regeneron Expand Clinical Program of Kevzara (sarilumab) for the Treatment of COVID-19 Outside the US

Mar 27, 2020 | Clinical Trial

81. NIH Adds Atlanta Site to Clinical Study of COVID-19 Vaccine

Mar 27, 2020 | Clinical Trial

80. Sun Pharma Donates 2.5M Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets for COVID-19 in the US

Mar 27, 2020 | Grant

79. Twist Bioscience Collaborates with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to Supply Critical Products and Identify Ab Against COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Collaboration

78. HaloVax Collaborates with Hoth Therapeutics to Jointly Develop a Self-Assembling Vaccine (SAV) Targeting COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Collaboration

77. Sanofi Collaborates with Translate Bio to Develop Novel Vaccine Against COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Collaboration

76. Mylan Delays its Merger with Upjohn Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 27, 2020 | Collaboration

75. Medopad Provides its Remote Patient Monitoring Platform to Support Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 27, 2020 | DigiHealth

74. Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Assay Receives the US FDA’s Expanded Emergency Use Authorization for Molecular Detection of COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Diagnostic

73. Dynavax and CEPI Collaborate to Develop a Vaccine Against COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 | Collaboration

72. Astrotech Reports the Development of a Screening Instrument for Lung Diseases Including COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 | Diagnostic

71. Oracle Provides Software to the White House for Evaluating Unproven Coronavirus Drugs

Mar 26, 2020 | DigiHealth

70. Grifols Collaborates with Health Authorities to Develop Therapy Targeting COVID-19 in the US

Mar 26, 2020 | Collaboration

69. PRA Health Sciences Launches COVID-19 Monitoring App to Track Symptoms

Mar 26, 2020 | DigiHealth

68. Gates Foundation Collaborates with the Consortium of Life Sciences Companies to Address Challenges Against the Pandemic COVID-19 

Mar 26, 2020 | Collaboration

67. Mylan to Waive Marketing Exclusivity for Lopinavir/Ritonavir in the US

Mar 26, 2020 | Grant

66. Gates Foundation Collaborates with the Consortium of Life Sciences Companies to Address Challenges Against the Pandemic COVID-19 

Mar 26, 2020 | Collaboration

65. Vir Biotechnology Signs a License Agreement with Xencor to Utilize Xtend Fc Technology in Antibodies Targeting COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 | Collaboration

64. Merck to Donate 300,000 Masks to New Jersey for Combating COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 26, 2020 | Grant

63.  Sorrento to Initiate the Novel Decoy Cellular Vaccine Program for Covid-19

Mar 26, 2020 | Clinical Trial

62. Sorrento Signs an Exclusive License Agreement with Mabpharm for ACE-MAB to Treat COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020 | Collaboration

61. Aldeyra to Screen its RASP Inhibitors for the Treatment of COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020 | Collaboration

60. CEL-SCI to Develop LEAPS COVID-19 Immunotherapy in Collaboration with University of Georgia Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Mar 24, 2020 | Collaboration

59. NxGen MDx Reports the Launch and the Availability of COVID-19 Test

Mar 24, 2020 | Launch

58. FDA and EMA Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Vaccine Against COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020 | Regulatory

57. QIAGEN Releases QIAstat-Dx Test Kit as the First Syndromic Test to Detect COVID-19 Under New FDA Policy

Mar 24, 2020 | Diagnostics

56. Genentech Receives the US FDA’s Approval for P-III Clinical Study Evaluating Actemra to Treat Hospitalized Patients with Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

Mar 24, 2020 | Clinical Trial

55. Sorrento and SmartPharm To Develop Novel Gene-Encoded Antibody Vaccine for COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020 | Collaboration

54. Roche Highlights its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 | Pharma

53. Amgen and its Foundation Grant $12.5M to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts Globally

Mar 24, 2020 | Grant

52.  Mylab’s COVID-19 Test Receives CDSCO’s Approval for Detecting Coronavirus

Mar 23 | Diagnostics

51. Allovir  Collaborates with Baylor College of Medicine to Discover and Develop T-Cell Therapies for COVID-19   

Mar 23, 2020 | Collaboration

50. Eli Lilly Provides Update on its Clinical Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 | Clinical Trial

49. Celltrion to Launch Rapid Self-Testing Kit and Accelerates the Development of Treatment Against COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 | Diagnostic

48. Sorrento Develops STI-4398 (COVIDTRAP Protein) to Prevent and Treat COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 | Clinical Trial

47. Microsoft and Adaptive Biotechnologies Expand Their Collaboration for Mapping the Immune Response to COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020 | Collaboration

46. FDA Warns Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

Mar 20, 2020 | Regulatory

45. GC Green Cross Initiates the Development of Vaccines for COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 | Clinical Trial

 44. US’ Biopharmaceutical Companies Demonstrates its Determination to Beat COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 | Pharma

43 .FDA Recommends Avoiding the Use of NSAIDs for COVID-19 Symptoms

Mar 20, 2020 | Regulatory

42. Cepheid’s SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test Receives the US FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization to Identify COVID-19

Mar 21, 2020 | Diagnostics

41 .BGI Reports the Availability of RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 Test for Clinical Use in the US

Mar 20, 2020 | Launch

40 .Abbott Launches its Molecular Test to Detect COVID-19 and Receives the US FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization

Mar 20, 2020 | Launch

39. CEPI Collaborates with University of Hong Kong to Develop Vaccine for COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020 | Collaboration

38 .HHS to Fund Mesa Biotech for the Development of Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Test for Detecting SARS-CoV-2

Mar 19, 2020 | Grant

37. Mateon Collaborated with Meridian IT to Accelerate the Drug Development Using AI for COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 | Collaboration

36. Roche to Initiate P-III COVACTA Study of Actemra/RoActemra in Hospitalized Patients with Severe Covid-19 Pneumonia in Collaboration with BARDA

Mar 19, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

35. Hisun Pharmaceuticals Reported Positive Results for Favipiravir to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Mar 19, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

34. FDA Recommends Avoiding the Use of NSAIDs for COVID-19 Symptoms

Mar 19, 2020 | Regulatory

33. Todos Signed an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Gibraltar Brothers & Associates for Colloidal Gold to Diagnose COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 | Collaboration

32. Regeneron to Initiate COVID-19 Antibody Program in Early Summer 

Mar 18, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

31. Eli Lilly and ISDH Collaborated to Accelerate the Testing for COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020 | Collaboration

30. Sobi Initiated Trial for the Evaluation of Anakinra and Emapalumab in Treating to Treat Hyper-Inflammatory Syndrome in COVID-19 Patients  

Mar 18, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

29. CEPI Collaborated with University of Hong Kong to Develop Vaccine for COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020 | Grant 

28. IntelyCare Launched the First COVID-19 Training Certification Program for Nurses 

Mar 17, 2020 | Launch 

27. Pfizer and BioNTech to Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Mar 17, 2020 | Collaboration

26. Moleculin Signed Agreement with UTMB to Test WP1122 

Mar 17, 2020 | Collaboration 

25. NIH Initiated its P-I Trial for COVID-19 at KPWHRI in Seattle

Mar 17, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

24. WHO Now Officially Recommends Avoiding Taking Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Symptoms

Mar 17, 2020 | Regulatory

23. FDA Divulged Guidance for Conducting Clinical Studies During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 17, 2020 | Regulatory

22. Biogen Collaborated with Vir Biotechnology to Develop Antibodies Against COVID-19 

Mar 16, 2020 | Collaboration

21. Johnson & Johnson Collaborated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Accelerate the Development of Vaccine Against COVID-19 

Mar 16, 2020 | Collaboration

20. The Jenner Institute Signed an Agreement with Advent to Develop A Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Mar 16, 2020 | Collaboration

19. BioNTech Entered Development and Commercialization Deal With Fosun Pharma for COVID-19    

Mar 16, 2020 | Collaboration

18. Sanofi and Regeneron to Initiate the Clinical Program Evaluating Kevzara (sarilumab) in Patients with Severe COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

17. Moderna Announced First Participant Dosed in NIH-led Phase 1 Study of mRNA Vaccine (mRNA-1273) Against Novel Coronavirus   

Mar 16, 2020 | Clinical Trial 

16. Nurx and Everlywell to Avail Home Testing Service for Patients Exposed to COVID-19 

Mar 13, 2020 | Diagnostics

15. AbCellera and Eli Lilly Collaborated to Co-develop Antibody Therapies Targeting COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020 | Collaboration 

14. I-Mab to Initiate the Development of TJM2 for Treating Cytokine Release Syndrome Associated with COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020 | Collaboration

13. Novavax Signed an Exclusive License Agreement with Emergent BioSolutions to Develop Therapy for CoronaVirus

Mar 10, 2020 | Collaboration

12. AbbVie Collaborated with Global Health Authorities to Investigate its Kaletra/Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) Against COVID-19 

Mar 10, 2020 | Collaboration

11. CEPI to Fund $8.4M to Novavax and University of Oxford to Develop Vaccines for Coronavirus Vaccine 

Mar 10, 2020 | Grant

10. Alphabet’s Verily to Launch COVID-19 Screening Site in Collaboration with California Governor  

Mar 10, 2020 | Launch

09. Mount Sinai Signed a Multi-Year Collaboration with Harbour BioMed to Develop Therapies for Multiple Cancer Indications and COVID-19

Mar 06, 2020 | Collaboration

08. Heat Biologics Signed a Research Collaboration with University of Miami to Develop Vaccine Against COVID-19

Mar 06, 2020 | Collaboration

07. Cocrystal Pharma Announced Plans to Advance Coronavirus Program 

Mar 06, 2020 | Collaboration

06. Vir and Alnylam Expanded their 2017 License Agreement to Target COVID-19

Mar 05, 2020 | Collaboration

05. Takeda to Initiate the Development of Plasma-Derived Therapy to Treat Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Mar 04, 2020 | Clinical Trial

04. Iktos and SRI Collaborated to Accelerate Discovery and Development of Novel Anti-Viral Therapies 

Mar 04, 2020 | Collaboration

03. Iktos and SRI Collaborated to Accelerate Discovery and Development of Novel Anti-Viral Therapies

Mar 04, 2020 | Collaboration

02. Mesa Biotech to Develop Point-of-Care (POC) Test to Diagnose COVID-19

Mar 04, 2020 | Diagnostics

01. Generex Signed a Partnership with Two Chinese Firms to Develop Vaccine for Corona Virus

Mar 02, 2020 | Collaboration

Tuba Khan

Tuba Khan is Senior Editor at PharmaShots. She is curious, creative, and passionate about recent updates and innovation in the Life sciences industry. She covers Biopharma, MedTech, and Digital health segments. Tuba also has an experience of digital and social media marketing and runs the campaigns independently. She can be contacted on tuba@pharmashots.com

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