Moderna Vaccine Provokes Strong Immune Response in Children 6 to 11

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine elicits a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11, researchers reported on Wednesday — another signpost in what has become a long and tortuous road to protect young children against the virus, even as cases again inch upward. On Monday, Moderna requested authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for … Read more

Breaking new ground: Longhorn’s trailblazing effort to develop a universal flu vaccine

Listen to the article 8 min This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. For some, there’s a jolt of glee in the brief seconds after the seal of a Coca-Cola bottle is broken and that puff of carbonation escapes. It’s a sound often associated with memorable moments. Jeff Fischer, President … Read more

Calls for WTO to Suspend IP Rights for Vaccine Innovation Would Jeopardize Incredible Progress

“Weaking intellectual property protections, as the WTO wavever proposal would do, will not increase access to the tools we need to fight COVID-19; In fact, they would hinder access to the COVID-19 tools we’ve already discovered.” The biggest vaccination effort in the history of medicine is underway to eradicate the global pandemic, with several strong … Read more

Pfizer Rejects Accusations it Infringed COVID-19 Vaccine Assay Technology

“’The alleged patent infringement—asserted uses by Pfizer and BioNTech of the patented invention to generate data from clinical trials in support of seeking FDA approval—are precisely the type of activity that is protected by the ‘safe harbor’ from patent infringement claims under 35 USC § 271(e)(1).”’ – Pfizer Memorandum on Motion to Dismiss Pfizer and … Read more