Tag Archives: China

FiercePharmaAsia—COVID-19 drug manufacturing; Roche’s China slowdown; Astellas’ Iota buy

Takeda and CSL Behring are scaling up manufacturing of their coronavirus hyperimmune drug, but its reliance on blood donations could be a bottleneck. Eli Lilly has signed on Fujifilm to help make its COVID-19 antibody therapy as part of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative to bring drugs for low- and middle-income countries. Roche blames… Read More »

China spat may be threatening Canada’s bid to get early access to leading COVID-19 vaccine: experts

Article content continued Last month, the company’s co-founder said it was in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to conduct Phase 3 trials, which determine whether the vaccine actually protects people against COVID-19 infection. Back in Canada, “we are continuing to wait for the vaccine,” said Scott Halperin, the Dalhousie scientist heading Canada’s… Read More »

How many people have REALLY been infected with Covid-19 in China?

How many people have REALLY been infected with Covid-19 in China? Data shows 1.2MILLION people had the ‘flu’ in December – 10 times higher than normal Data shows only 130,000 influenza cases were diagnosed in December 2018  Analysts who spotted the data fear the ‘explosion’ of flu was actually Covid-19 Questions have repeatedly been raised… Read More »

Brazil turns to local industry to build ventilators as China purchases fall through

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s health minister said on Wednesday that the country’s attempts to purchase thousands of ventilators from China to fight a growing coronavirus epidemic had fallen through and the government is now hoping Brazilian companies can supply the devices. Brazil’s Minister of Health Luiz Henrique Mandetta attends a news conference, amid the coronavirus… Read More »