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October 2020

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan says a vaccine will not magically save us from COVID-19, but that we will learn to live with it by using a combination of vaccines, therapeutics, and other technologies:


The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to witness positive growth as the top pharma companies are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Here are the top ten pharmaceutical companies in 2020 by revenue:


172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, or COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved:


According to a report from GlobalData, more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines are in preclinical testing and 23 companies have moved their candidates into clinical trials. There are, broadly, eight different vaccine technologies: mRNA, DNA plasmid, protein subunit, adenovirus-vectored, measles-vectored, vesicular stomatitis virus-vectored, adenovirus associated-vectored and inactivated virus vaccines:


Healthcare software provider eResearchTechnology has been the subject of a ransomware attack, with IQVIA (a research firm managing AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine work) and Bristol Myers Squibb (the leader of an alliance developing a fast COVID-19 test) being two of the largest targets:


The 2020 Outsourcing in Clinical Trials USA event will be held virtually on 30th September & 1st October, bringing together experts from across the USA to discuss the latest innovations and providing network opportunities with 2,000 delegates, all senior members of the Clinical Trial industry:


Registration is open for DIA Europe 2021, Europe's largest healthcare conference which will take place in Basel 17th - 19th March 2021. Register before 22 October to benefit from Early Bird Rates:


A new report from Roots Analysis, ‹AI-based Clinical Trial Solution Providers Market, 2020-2030›, features an extensive study of the companies offering AI-based platforms for clinical trial applications, in addition to the current market landscape and their future potential:


When will COVID-19 vaccine be ready in the UK? Latest updates from around the world:


A comprehensive study by the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment centre for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases based in Duarte, California, has led to strategies to address barriers keeping older adults out of clinical trials:



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