Russia to test combination of COVID-19 shots with British AstraZeneca

Moscow: Developers of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V on Monday (December 21) announced signing an agreement with AstraZeneca to test a combination of the British drugmaker’s COVID-19 shots and a component of the vaccine created in Moscow. The developers of Sputnik V proposed the approach to AstraZeneca last month, suggesting it could increase the … Read more

CEO says AstraZeneca likely to run new global trial of COVID-19 vaccine: Report

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive Pascal Soriot was quoted as saying on Thursday after questions over the results from its late-stage study. Instead of adding the trial arm to an ongoing U.S. process, a new study would be run to … Read more

COVID-19: AstraZeneca admits manufacturing error in vaccine, results of trials affected

In a significant development, British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday admitted a manufacturing error while developing coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine. The acknowledgement by AstraZeneca has raised serious questions over the preliminary results of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine as the error made a difference in the trial results. AstraZeneca issued the statement admitting the … Read more

After Pfizer and Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can be 90% effective

In a significant development, Oxford University and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Monday (November 23) announced that the COVID-19 vaccine being developed jointly by them has shown 70 per cent efficiency. Oxford-AstraZeneca, however, added that the efficacy of vaccine could be around 90 per cent under one dosing regimen. “Phase 3 interim analysis including 131 Covid-19 … Read more