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Georgia gets trove of malaria drug unproven in fighting coronavirus

April 7, 2020

Georgia officials say a pharmaceutical firm donated 200,000 doses of a medicine used to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases that President Donald Trump has aggressively promoted to fight COVID-19 even though it has yet to be proven safe for that use. U.S. Rep. Doug Collins said Tuesday that generic drug manufacturer Amneal Pharmaceuticals contributed the…

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Rapid virus tests come to Atlanta as testing slowly ramps up

April 6, 2020

Georgia still trails in widespread testing. Tests not yet available to general public. CVS Health on Monday opened a drive-through coronavirus testing center in Atlanta that the company said can provide results within minutes. A Sandy Springs laboratory that’s developed its own testing protocol, meanwhile, said it will have capacity to process thousands of samples per day…

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Georgia Bio Names Milton High School Senior as Georgia BioGENEius Winner

April 6, 2020

Shreya Ramesh Advances in International Competition Against Top Students  Atlanta, GA (April 6, 2020) – Georgia Bio and the Georgia BioEd Institute today named Shreya Ramesh, a senior at Milton High School in Milton, GA, as the winner of the 2020 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation…

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GLOBAL PLASMA LEADERS COLLABORATE TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 HYPERIMMUNE THERAPY

April 6, 2020

Partnership brings together world-leading plasma companies to focus on developing and delivering a hyperimmune immunoglobulin in the global fight against COVID-19 Osaka, JAPAN, and King of Prussia, PA, USA – April 6, 2020 –  Biotest, BPL Group, LFB, and Octapharma have joined an alliance formed by CSL Behring (ASX:CSL/USOTC:CSLLY) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) to develop a potential plasma-derived therapy for treating…

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Three Tech Teams Among Winners in MIT COVID-19 Challenge Event

April 6, 2020

Three Georgia Tech interdisciplinary engineering student teams were among the four declared winners in their category at the MIT COVID-19 Challenge event held April 3-5. The online, virtual hackathon event attracted 1,500 people, creating 240 teams, which competed for monetary prizes, computing resources, organizational support, and direct access to key partners to further develop, validate and implement solutions developed.…

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MiMedx agrees to pay $6.5 million to end fraud inquiry

April 6, 2020

MiMedx Group admitted to no wrongdoing but agreed to pay $6.5 million to resolve a case in which the company was charged with knowingly giving false pricing information to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Government contractors will not be permitted to profit improperly at the expense of taxpayers,” Jody Hunt, assistant attorney general of…

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