Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for Covid pill

Geneva: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Tuesday announced a deal to make its prospective antiviral Covid-19 pill available more cheaply in the world’s least wealthy countries. Pfizer will sub-licence production of its promising Paxlovid pill to generic drug manufacturers for supply in 95 low- and middle-income nations covering around 53 percent of the world’s population. Under the deal […]

Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

LONDON: Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly developed by U.S.-based Merck (MRK.N) and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, in a boost to the fight against the pandemic. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recommended the drug, molnupiravir, for use in people with mild […]

WHO seeks additional clarifications from Bharat Biotech for Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin

WHO seeks additional clarifications from Bharat Biotech for Emergency Use Listing of Covaxin

United Nations/Geneva: The World Health Organisation’s technical advisory group on Tuesday sought “additional clarifications” from Bharat Biotech for its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to conduct a final “risk-benefit assessment” for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine. The technical advisory group will now meet on November 3 for a final assessment. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which has developed Covaxin, had submitted […]

CONTACT LENSES AS A BIO MATERIAL 

CONTACT LENSES AS A BIO MATERIAL 

NANDANA J NAIR A BIOMATERIAL is a substance that has been engineered to interact with biological systems for a medical purpose, either a therapeutic or a diagnostic one. Biomaterials are materials meant to be cut into the body to replace or repair damaged organs or tissues. The science that deals with the study of biomaterials is […]

Zika virus infection confirmed in Kerala for the first time

Zika virus infection confirmed in Kerala for the first time

Thiruvananthapuram: Zika virus infection has been confirmed in Kerala for the first time, informed health minister Veena George. A 24-year-old pregnant woman from Parassala, who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, was diagnosed with the disease. The woman sought treatment on June 28 with symptoms like fever, headache and red marks on […]

India may get vax nod for emergency use by December end

India may get vax nod for emergency use by December end

New Delhi: India is likely to have a Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use before December ends as Central Drugs Standard Control Organization’s (CDSCO) expert panel is set to to review the applications of Serum Institute of India (SII) and Pfizer for the emergency use authorisation (EUA) of their candidates, multiple sources associated with the […]