Coronavirus Notebook: Heterologous Vaccine Study Shows Positive Results, UK Offers Earlier Second Dose To Vulnerable People
A Regime Of Two Different Vaccines Could Lead To More Flexible Vaccination Campaigns
The European Medicines Agency has extended the time that Comirnaty can spend in a fridge after defrosting and could this week issue advice to member states on sotrovimab for use in COVID-19 patients. Norway’s BerGenBio has published top-line data from a Phase II trial of of bemcentinib, and IcanoMAB has outlined the potential of its anti-IL-1R7 antibody.
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