Tucker, GA— April 17, 2021 —Quorum X Diagnostics, Inc. (QXD) has announced that it is awaiting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval by the U.S. FDA for the first, 4-minute at-home COVID antigen test named COVIDNOW®.  This test is available without prescription. “We have every confidence that our EUA will be approved,” said CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Maria M. Nagy, “we…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 130 million people 18 or older have received at…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is setting up a $1.7 billion national network to identify and track worrisome coronavirus mutations whose spread could trigger another pandemic wave, the Biden administration announced Friday. White House officials unveiled a strategy that features three components: a major funding boost for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health…

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Sherry Farrugia has been selected by the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) board of directors as the organization’s permanent CEO, effective April 1, 2021. Farrugia had been serving as interim CEO for GCMI, a Georgia Tech affiliate, since September 2020. “We are so pleased to congratulate Sherry as she joins GCMI in this permanent…

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and…

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Purchase of drug-testing firm could be finalized this week Thermo Fisher TMO +3.84% Scientific Inc. is nearing a deal to buy pharmaceutical-testing company PPD Inc. PPD +7.14% for more than $15 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the latest tie-up among companies that run clinical trials and provide other services for drugmakers. The companies could finalize a…

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(Reuters) -Pfizer Inc can deliver 10% more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the United States by the end of May and meet its target of supplying 300 million doses two weeks earlier than expected, Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said in a tweet on Tuesday. Pfizer had promised to provide the U.S. government with…

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The American Cancer Society is set to hire its first female CEO. The Atlanta-based nonprofit said Monday that Karen E. Knudsen will take over as chief executive of ACS and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, starting June 1. She succeeds Gary Reedy, who has served as both organizations’ CEO since 2015. Reedy, 64, announced…

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Funding will support the Phase 2 clinical program of ATI-2173 in HBV Soleus Capital led the round with new major investors RA Capital Management, Adage Capital Management LP, Pontifax and Aisling Capital as well as Altium Capital, Amzak Health, Granite Point Capital Management, LP, and Life Sci Venture Partners and participating existing investors Lumira Ventures,…

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Exiting CEO credited with reinvigorating organization, building team and investor base to “take South Carolina life sciences to an entirely new level”; SCBIO to conduct national search for new CEO SCBIO Chief Executive Officer Sam Konduros – who has led the rejuvenation of South Carolina’s investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, innovating and growing the…

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