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Vaccine/Drugs In The Pipeline

This section of the community focuses on news about the potential vaccines and other medications for COVID-19 that are being researched, developed and tried in various communities across the world.

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts. The

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise, research shows

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise, research shows

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists today announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine,

COVID-19 vaccine packed into skin patch shows promise in mice

Mary John Monday, Apr 6, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine packed into skin patch shows promise in mice

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developed a COVID-19 vaccine that uses pieces of the virus' spike protein to create immunity and that can be delivered into the skin with

Two coronavirus vaccine candidates enter human trials, 60 in pre-clinical stage: WHO

Mary John Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Two coronavirus vaccine candidates enter human trials, 60 in pre-clinical stage: WHO

India's Zydus Cadila, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech are among the global firms working on COVID-19 vaccineRead on businesstoday.in

Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19, So Far

Mary John Friday, Apr 3, 2020
Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19, So Far

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket, healthcare researchers around the world are working to defeat the virus.Read on visualcapitalist.com

Drug treatment for coronavirus starts UK trials

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020
Drug treatment for coronavirus starts UK trials

A drug that could treat patients with coronavirus is to undergo clinical trials at 15 NHS centres.Read on bbc.co.uk

Century-Old Vaccine Investigated as a Weapon Against Coronavirus

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Century-Old Vaccine Investigated as a Weapon Against Coronavirus

A vaccine that’s been used to prevent tuberculosis is being given to health-care workers in Melbourne to see if it will protect them against the coronavirus.Read on bloomberg.com

Century-old tuberculosis vaccine eyed in fight against coronavirus

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Century-old tuberculosis vaccine eyed in fight against coronavirus

A century-old tuberculosis vaccine, bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG vaccine, could protect health care workers from the coronavirus, according to a report.Read on nypost.com

Bosch Develops COVID-19 Test Tool to Detect Coronavirus in Under 3 Hours

Mary John Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Bosch Develops COVID-19 Test Tool to Detect Coronavirus in Under 3 Hours

Bosch's rapid molecular diagnostic test, which runs on its Vivalytic analysis device, can detect a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection in under two and a half hours, measured from the time the sample is

Coronavirus Patient Treated With HIV Drugs Tests Negative In Kerala

Mary John Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
Coronavirus Patient Treated With HIV Drugs Tests Negative In Kerala

A British national who tested positive for coronavirus and was administered HIV antiretroviral drugs has now tested negative, doctors at the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital in Kochi, Kerala, said

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

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech to Co-Develop Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK & MAINZ, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE, “Pfizer”) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) today announced that the companies have agreed to a letter of intent regarding

Vaccines, drugs: What will work against COVID-19?

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Vaccines, drugs: What will work against COVID-19?

The names of several drugs have come up as possible treatments for the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in consecutive press conferences by President Donald Trump.Read on kcra.com

Coronavirus outbreak: Top coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Top coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development

Coronavirus drugs: Here are five major coronavirus vaccines and drugs being developed for the treatment of Wuhan coronavirus.Read on clinicaltrialsarena.com

An updated guide to the coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
An updated guide to the coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development

Here’s a guide to some of the most talked-about efforts to treat or prevent coronavirus infection, with details on the science and timeline for each. Read on statnews.com