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Posted 12 April 2021 | By Michael Mezher 

Recon: Regeneron seeks EUA for antibody cocktail to prevent COVID; Sanofi to build €400M vaccine site in Singapore

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In Focus: US
  • Regeneron to seek US OK for COVID-19 cocktail to be used for prevention (Reuters) (STAT)
  • White House says J&J COVID-19 shot shipments to be low until U.S. vaccine plant cleared by regulators (Reuters)
  • Eli Lilly to focus on selling COVID-19 antibody drug combination (Reuters)
  • CEO at troubled vaccine plant received 51 percent compensation boost in 2020 (Washington Post)
  • Gilead Assistance Programs For HIV, Hep B Drugs Will Dial Back Reimbursement To 340B Providers (BioPharmaDive)
  • Sage touts first win in $3B Biogen pact, but safety profile, doubts over data cloud road ahead (Endpoints) (STAT)
In Focus: International
  • J&J begins COVID-19 vaccine supplies to EU, 50 million doses expected in second quarter: lawmaker (Reuters)
  • EU seeks clarification from AstraZeneca on supply shortfalls (Reuters)
  • Bulgarian PM reveals price for EU's new vaccine contract with Pfizer (Reuters)
  • Sanofi to invest 400 million euros in new vaccine production site in Singapore (Reuters)
  • AstraZeneca's diabetes drug Farxiga fails in COVID-19 study (Reuters)
  • Four Italian firms can activate bioreactors for vaccine production (Reuters)
  • Indian panel gives emergency approval for Russia's Sputnik V vaccine: sources (Reuters)
  • India bans Remdesivir exports as coronavirus rages on; rallies continue (Reuters)
  • China considers mixing COVID-19 vaccines to boost protection rate (Reuters) (NYTimes) (Politico)
  • 'The right path' - Chile defends Sinovac use amid fresh efficacy questions (Reuters)
Coronavirus Pandemic
  • South African variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says (Reuters)
  • Brazil, Mexico, Philippines among those due to get Pfizer shots from COVAX in Q2 – statement (Reuters)
  • Spain's Rovi to make ingredients for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine (Reuters)
  • Asthma drug budesonide speeds recovery for at-home COVID-19 patients (Reuters)
  • Australia abandons COVID-19 vaccination targets after new advice on AstraZeneca shots (Reuters)
  • South Korea to begin producing Novavax COVID-19 vaccine as early as June (Reuters)
  • Rollout of eye-scan test for coronavirus targeted by German firm (Reuters)
  • Bharat Biotech to raise Covaxin's production to 12 million a month by July (Economic Times)
  • Maduro says Venezuela has secured funds to complete COVAX payment (Reuters)
  • Ireland set to restrict use of AstraZeneca vaccine: RTE (Reuters)
  • Shhh! It’s a Secret! FDA is Not Providing Key Details in the EUA Templates (FDA Law Blog)
Pharma & Biotech
  • Clinical study reports hold more details about the side effects of cancer drugs (STAT)
  • Revolution Medicines seeks to bolster case for its lead cancer drug (STAT)
  • AACR21: iTeos busts out early human data for anti-TIGIT antibody. Is it enough to match up with Roche, Merck? (Endpoints)
  • AACR21: Eli Lilly blazes new trail for RET inhibitor, ginning up a response in 9 solid tumor types in early data (Endpoints) (STAT)
  • AACR: OncoMyx's engineered rabbit pox virus shows promise in lung cancer model (Fierce)
  • AACR: MD Anderson team uncovers new target for blocking mutant KRAS and p53 in pancreatic cancer (Fierce)
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals pushes to expand label on Xywav; FDA eyes October for decision on Seagen's latest ADC (Endpoints)
  • AZ showcases data for next-generation PARP inhibitor AZD5305 (PMLive)
  • European Medicines Data Standards Offer Business Opportunities For Life Science Firms (Pink Sheet)
  • Revised US Approach For Parenteral Drug Leachables Could Prevent Regulatory Missteps (Pink Sheet)
  • Sanofi teams with virtual reality biotech on oral Dupixent successor (Endpoints)
  • IPO market continues to churn with a pair of Covid-19 biotechs seeking Nasdaq, while mitochondria-focused Reneo debuts (Endpoints)
  • Taysha Gene Therapies gears up to approach regulators with a new candidate for a debilitating neurodegenerative disease (Endpoints)
  • W.Va. legislators call on Gov. Justice to help rescue Mylan plant in Morgantown (Post-Gazette)
  • Italy's DiaSorin strikes $1.8B Luminex buy to add multiplex molecular testing assets (MedtechDive)
  • FDA clears its first plug-in AI video system for spotting polyps during colonoscopy (Fierce) (FDA)
  • South Korean chipmaker bats US FDA approval of its non-invasive glucose monitoring device (mobihealthnews)
  • Activ Surgical lands FDA clearance for imaging device to enhance endoscope observations (Fierce)
  • FDA puts Medtronic Valiant Navion stent graft recall in Class I category (MedtechDive) (FDA)
  • Medtronic Recalls Evera, Viva, Brava, Claria, Amplia, Compia, and Visia Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-Ds) Due to Risk of Shortened Battery Life (FDA)
  • Akili to study EndeavorRx as a COVID-19 brain fog treatment (mobihealthnews)
Government, Regulatory & Legal
  • FTC Says Moving Illumina Suit To Calif. Is Risky Amid COVID (Law360)
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