Rich Asians jump booster shot queue amid vaccine shortages

In some of Asia’s COVID-19 hotspots, powerful and wealthier citizens are nabbing booster shots even as most people remain unvaccinated, undermining the inoculation strategies of nations struggling with the highly infectious delta variant.  The growing trend in countries like Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines is worsening inequities at a time when they are grappling with […]

Agilex Biolabs Partners with Endpoints News for the First Webinar on Rapid Vaccine Development in Australia

ADELAIDE, AUS, Aug 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Agilex Biolabs, the Australian specialist bioanalytical and toxicology laboratory facilities for clinical trials is partnering with Endpoints News to share the latest on “Non-clinical and clinical pathways for rapid vaccine development in Australia”, in a webinar hosted by Endpoints News Editor Arsalan Arif. Agilex […]

No vaccines yet for children

THERE is no approved and endorsed Sars-CoV-2 vaccine yet for children ages 12 to 17 years old in the country. The Visayas Covid-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) issued the clarification after information about the Pfizer vaccine being suitable for children 12 to 17 years old surfaced. “We have to wait for their (experts’) go signal. […]

Boosting vaccine production

There have been more than 200 million confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including over 4 million deaths, globally. The rise of different variants is also threatening previous public health gains.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated at least four variants of concern (VOCs), meaning that their transmissibility or virulence could have a […]

Novavax seeks emergency use approval its COVID-19 vaccine in PHL

US-based pharmaceutical firm Novavax, Inc. has applied for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its two-dose coronavirus vaccine in the Philippines, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   Novavax has “applied for an EUA but their requirements are not yet complete,” FDA Director General Rolando Enrique D. Domingo told BusinessWorld in a Viber message on Friday.   The […]

A call for biopharmaceutical innovation 

As governments, biopharmaceutical companies, academia, and international organizations work together to produce 11 billion doses by the end of the year, the industry is setting its sights beyond current research and development.   The emergence of new variants that diminish the monumental achievements in recent months push the industry to drive further innovation. Some changes to […]

Up to P100K compensation for vaccine injury, death

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) recently announced its compensation package for those who, after getting vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), develop serious adverse effects that will lead to hospitalization, permanent disability or death. The package and its guidelines are found in PhilHealth Circular 2021-0007 published on June 18, 2021. In a recent media forum […]

Avance Clinical Congratulates Client Tetherex Pharmaceuticals on Initiation of Dosing in a Phase 1 Clinical Study Using a Novel Single-Cycle Adenovirus Vaccine Strategy in Australia

ADELAIDE, AUS, Jul 9, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The largest Australian full-service CRO for international biotechs and Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific CRO Market Leadership Award winner Avance Clinical today congratulated client Tetherex Pharmaceuticals on first patient dosing for its Phase 1 vaccine clinical trial. Tetherex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a privately held, clinical […]

Editorial: Vaccine breakthrough cases

WE HAD long dreaded it yet despite efforts to inform the public that it could happen, it still came as a shock to many. News that 16 fully and partially vaccinated individuals from Mandaue City tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) hogged headlines on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Called “vaccine breakthrough cases,” the […]

Close to 90,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

THE Cebu City Government has administered a total of 89,302 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine doses since it started its vaccine rollout on March 24, 2021. According to the data provided by the Management Information and Computer Services officer-in-charge Richter Castañares, 63,668 were administered as the first dose, while 25,634 were administered as the second […]