Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicModerna Inc.

Topic: Moderna Inc.

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech for infringing its Covid vaccine patent

The company said the rival vaccine makers breached patents that covered its ‘foundational mRNA technology’.

Pfizer’s Covid vaccine safe & effective for children under 5, says US FDA

A lower rate of adverse reactions was seen in trials of the youngest kids, compared with trials of older age groups, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said.

Close to commit over $1 billion advance to Moderna for Covid booster vaccine: Cipla to govt

Cipla's communication to the govt follows a recent high-level meeting during which it was discussed that Moderna has proposed to launch a single-dose vaccine for the Indian market.

Moderna in talks with Cipla, likely to launch single-dose Covid vaccine in India in 2022

While US giant Pfizer is ready to offer 5 crore shots in 2021 itself but it wants significant regulatory relaxations including indemnification, sources said Tuesday.

Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccines 90% effective after 2 doses in ‘real-world’ use: US Study

According to data from US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Pfizer & Moderna Covid vaccines effectively prevented infections, not just illness, with substantial protection.

Qatar approves emergency use of Moderna shot, Hong Kong to ease restrictions & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

CSIR in talks to bring Moderna’s Covid vaccine to India, says its chief Shekhar Mande

Mande says current talks are scientific, and once CSIR’s Hyderabad-based CCMB understands Moderna’s mRNA technology, it can produce the vaccine ‘within weeks’.

Vaccine maker IIL, other companies in touch with Moderna to bring its Covid vaccine to India

Research organisation Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology is acting as mediator between the Indian companies & American vaccine maker Moderna Inc.

Moderna vaccine gets EU approval as bloc faces pressure to scale up Covid efforts

The 27-nation bloc began immunisations last week with vaccine developed by Pfizer & BioNTech, but the pace of the rollout has been uneven, prompting comparisons with UK & US.

Moderna vaccine gets clearance is US, delivery to begin immediately

Developed with the National Institutes of Health, Moderna’s shot, is based on messenger RNA technology that previously hadn’t been used in vaccines.

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.