Foreword Dear biotech colleagues, Without access to affordable capital and strategic resources, it’s difficult for small biotechnology companies to navigate the complex world of fundraising and turn their novel concepts into approved medical products. Securing investment at all stages of the business life cycle is a priority for the vast majority of BIO’s member companies…

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The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said. The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization acknowledged on Thursday. The W.H.O. had described this form of transmission as…

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How should Americans receive their health care? It’s a question hotly debated by doctors, patients and policymakers alike. And while the solution is certainly complex, it’s hard to argue against the idea that personalized health care must be key to the equation. Personalized health care goes beyond the one-size-fits-all approach to treating patients by considering…

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The World Health Organization announced an independent review of the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, an action the organization’s member states tasked it with earlier this year. Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand, will lead the review, the…

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The Maryland-based company, which has never brought a product to market before, just made the biggest deal to date with the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed. The federal government will pay the vaccine maker Novavax $1.6 billion to expedite the development of a coronavirus vaccine. It’s the largest deal to date from Operation Warp Speed,…

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Dive Brief: The federal government will pay Regeneron $450 million to scale up manufacturing of the New York biotech’s experimental COVID-19 antibody-based drug, announcing Tuesday a deal that claims up to 300,000 doses for the U.S. by this fall. Regeneron is advancing the combination treatment, dubbed REGN-COV2, into a U.S.-based Phase 3 trial in people who have been exposed…

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Monica Coenraads had a terrible feeling something was wrong with her 14-month-old baby, Chelsea. She had not learned to walk. She had one word, duck, and then lost it. During a family vacation to Barbados more than 20 years ago, Chelsea cried the whole time. She bit her parents so hard they bled. She was…

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A city put control measures in place after one confirmed case of the disease, which caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages. A herdsman in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia was confirmed to be infected with bubonic plague, health officials said, a reminder of how even as the world battles a pandemic caused…

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