New Phase III trial data suggests Novavax’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, is 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 illness.
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In UK trials where 60 percent of COVID-19 cases were caused by the Alpha SARS-CoV-2 variant, the NVX-CoV2373 COVID-19 vaccine was 89.7 percent effective.
US trial results show NVX-CoV2373 was safe and effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19, including in high-risk populations.
A trial comparing co-administration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines to COVID-19 vaccine dosing alone found little effect on vaccine efficacy.
New data shows NVX-CoV2373 offered complete protection against severe COVID-19 and 60 percent efficacy against infection with the B.1.351 variant in healthy adults.
The EMA is evaluating whether to lower the age at which Comirnaty can be administered and Novavax has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in paediatric patients.
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Novavax has agreed to participate in the University of Oxford’s Com-COV2 study evaluating the safety and efficacy of regimens consisting of doses of COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers.
Under a new agreement, GlaxoSmithKline will provide the fill and finish manufacturing capacity for 60 million doses of Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine for use in the UK.
New trial data shows Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, NVX–CoV2373, is effective against both the B.1.1.7 UK and the B1.351 South African variants.
The review will evaluate data from preclinical and clinical studies of NVX-CoV2373 to expedite the vaccine’s marketing authorisation approval later.
Novavax’s NVX-CoV2373 vaccine candidate was 89.3 percent effective overall and 85.6 percent effective against the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant, in a Phase III trial.
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Japan has procurement deals with half of the companies leading the COVID-19 vaccine development race, according to GlobalData.
The agreement is expected to advance the commercial-scale manufacturing of the NVX-CoV2373 to enable it to be distributed across Europe following regulatory approval.