Reuters reported, In Switzerland, the procedure of accelerated testing of Moderna vaccine has started. This will allow to approve the drug if it passes all clinical trials.
“Swissmedic can get an initial idea of the benefits and risks of vaccine candidates before the study is completed. This speeds up the review process and at the same time maintains the same level of thorough review of all safety, efficiency and quality requirements,” the agency said in a statement.
The peer review procedure is used during health emergencies to assess data as it is received. It allows you to apply for drugs before the tests are completed and all documentation is obtained.
The Swiss Medicines Agency (Swissmedic) is also already studying experimental vaccines being developed by AstraZeneca and Pfizer using similar procedures.
This week, Moderna said it had enough data for the first interim analysis of a late-stage vaccine trial. The company promised to publish test results in the coming days. On this news, shares of Moderna went up: during the main trading on November 11, securities rose by 8.4%, and the next day by another 6.5%.
Earlier, Pfizer and BioNTech reported 90% effectiveness of their drug against COVID. Moderna reported that the vaccine it developed was not inferior to Pfizer.
Moderna’s management expects that its vaccine will be approved for use in December. By the end of 2020, the company plans to produce 20 million doses of the vaccine, and in 2021 – from 500 million to 1 billion doses.
Switzerland has already allocated 400 million Swiss francs ($ 437 million) for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and has reserved a total of about 16 million doses of vaccines developed by Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer / BioNTech.
The first batch of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been delivered to Israel. This was reported by The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, December 9. “A DHL flight from Brussels carried more than 100,000 doses of the newly created vaccine and landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv around 9 a.m.,” the statement said. The doses […]
Shares of Pfizer and BioNTech fell 1.74% and 2% (respectively) on Thursday amid news that companies will deliver half of their planned number of vaccines against COVID-19 in 2020. On November 20, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applied to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for permission to use their vaccine in an […]
American Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas stated it’s expanding its presence in Greece, creating 600 workplaces. Pfizer’s chairman is Greek Albert Burla. In recent months, the company has been developing a vaccine against coronavirus. A company hub opens in Thessaloniki. “Greece is attracting big investment and […]
The mRNA-1273 vaccine from the American company Moderna will be tested on three thousand children in six US states. CNN reported this on Wednesday, December 2. “Moderna has started inviting children over the age of 12 to try the vaccine” the statement said. It is noted that the study will involve volunteers aged 12-18 from […]
Following the third phase of trials of its COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine, Moderna said the drug was generally well tolerated and no serious health problems were identified. According to the company, the effectiveness of its vaccine reaches 94.1%, and 100% for preventing severe coronavirus cases. Previously, the manufacturer estimated the effectiveness of its drug at 94.5%. […]
Latvian airline AirBaltic will resume flights to Ukraine on December 1 and will start a new flight Vilnius-Kiev to Boryspil airport. The schedule includes departures twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on Airbus A220-300. Flights from Vilnius will depart at 09:00, from Kiev – at 11:15. “Vilnius Airport can be used for transit to […]
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