Around 2,000 workers critical to the UK COVID-19 vaccine supply chain will be offered inoculations against the novel coronavirus.
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AstraZeneca plc is an Anglo–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company.
In 2013, it moved its headquarters to Cambridge, United Kingdom, and concentrated its R&D in three sites: Cambridge, Gaithersburg, Maryland (location of MedImmune) for work on biopharmaceuticals, and Mölndal (near Gothenburg) in Sweden, for research on traditional chemical drugs. In 2015, it was the eighth-largest drug company in the world based on sales revenue.
AstraZeneca has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, infection, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation. The company was founded in 1999 through the merger of the Swedish Astra AB and the English Zeneca Group (itself formed by the demerger of the pharmaceutical operations of Imperial Chemical Industries in 1993). It has made numerous corporate acquisitions, including Cambridge Antibody Technology (in 2006), MedImmune (in 2007), Spirogen (in 2013) and Definiens (by MedImmune in 2014).
Japan has procurement deals with half of the companies leading the COVID-19 vaccine development race, according to GlobalData.
The EMA has received a conditional marketing authorisation application for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Junior Editor of European Pharmaceutical Review, Victoria Rees, speaks with LBC's Tom Swarbrick about the glass vials needed to contain the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Brian Pinker was the first person to receive AZD1222, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, this morning.
Despite the stringent storage conditions required for Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, the need for a return to normal life has levelled the playing field for all candidate prophylactics against SARS-CoV-2.
The UK Government is supporting the development of COVID-19 vaccines, including two innovative UK vaccine candidates. In this article, we describe the history of these candidates and introduce innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and national capabilities that are working to combat the current pandemic and improve the UK’s vaccine…
AstraZeneca will begin testing whether they can improve the efficacy of AZD1222 by combining it with the Ad26 human adenoviral vector from Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine.
According to the alliance, 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people against COVID-19 next year after rich countries bought up most prophylactics.
Interim analysis shows AZD1222 vaccine is effective at preventing COVID-19, with no severe cases or hospitalisations reported more than 21 days after first injection.
After purchasing an additional two million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the UK will now receive a total of 357 million doses of vaccines from seven developers.
The trial will evaluate if the long-acting monoclonal antibody cocktail, AZD7442, can prevent COVID-19 in patients who cannot be vaccinated.
The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate, ChAdOx1 nCoV-2019, prevented infection from SARS-CoV-2 in two dosing regimens.
The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine candidate is effective in healthy adults aged 56-69 and those over 70 years of age, a Phase II study has demonstrated.
AstraZenaca reveals Calquence (acalabrutinib) did not increase the proportion of hospitalised COVID-19 patients who remained alive and free of respiratory failure.