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Moderna refused China request to reveal vaccine technology

Moderna has refused to hand over to China the core intellectual property behind the development of its breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine, leading to a collapse in negotiations on its sale there, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company turned down Beijing’s request to hand over the recipe for its messenger RNA […]

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Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid boosters for children as young as 6 years old

Following CDC approval for vaccination of children aged 6 months to 5 years, 4 year-old Eleanor Kahn sits with her father Alex, as nurse Jillian Mercer administers the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, U.S., June 21, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Moderna has asked the […]

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Canada

Health Canada approves updated Moderna vaccine for Omicron variant | CBC News

Health Canada has formally approved Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant. It has been approved for use in adults 18 and older. In a decision summary made public Thursday, Health Canada said the new bivalent vaccine induced “significantly higher responses” to the Omicron BA.1 virus in comparison to Moderna’s original coronavirus vaccine, officially branded as […]

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US approves Omicron-targeting vaccines from Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer

US drug regulators have approved applications by Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer to release a Covid-19 vaccine that specifically targets the dominant strain of the Omicron variant. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave the companies the go-ahead to roll out their “bivalent” shots, which target both the original strain of Covid and the fast-spreading BA.4 […]

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World

Covid vaccine: Moderna sues rivals over Covid jab

The company said its two rivals copied its mRNA technology, covered by patents filed between 2010 and 2016. Messenger RNA, or mRNA, is the genetic script that carries DNA instructions to each cell’s protein-making machinery. It has been used in the production of coronavirus vaccines. Moderna, which supplied millions of shots to the NHS, is […]

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Science

Moderna Stock: Ready for a Post-COVID Environment?

Vaccine maker Moderna (MRNA) has seen its stock rise recently due to the broader market’s rally and stellar quarterly results that came in better than expected. Despite canceled orders from COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access), Moderna stands by its original vaccine sales guidance. Vaccine demand could persist as new variants may pose a threat to […]

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Gaming

Hitting the Books: How Moderna dialed-in its vaccine to fight COVID’s variants | Engadget

The national news cycle may have largely moved on from coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic — despite, as of this writing, infections being on the rise and more than 300 deaths tallied daily from the disease. But that certainly doesn’t diminish the unprecedented international response effort and warp speed development of effective vaccines.  In The […]

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Canada

Moderna COVID-19 pediatric vaccine approval expected soon, says physician

Health Canada is likely to approve Moderna’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, possibly within days, so epidemiologist Dr. Christopher Labos doesn’t recommend that parents take their youngest to the U.S. for the shot, as some Canadians have done. Source link

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CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17 after examining its safety […]

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Moderna backs ‘world-class’ Britain and commits to open huge new vaccine factory in UK

Britain has signed a deal with biotechnology company Moderna to build a major vaccine research and manufacturing facility for mRNA vaccines in the UK. This state-of-the-art mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility is expected to boost the UK’s rapid pandemic response capabilities, which the Government hopes will “future-proof the UK” against potential emerging health threats. The new mRNA Innovation […]