CORONAVIRUS | U.S. FDA Advisory Panel Sets Stage For Moderna Vaccine Authorization

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will 'rapidly' work towards granting emergency approval of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahm said on Thursday. A panel of outside advisers to the FDA overwhelmingly endorsed the emergency use of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, virtually assuring a second option for protecting against COVID-19 … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | U.S. FDA Advisory Panel Sets Stage For Moderna Vaccine Authorization

CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

WASHINGTON - - U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said he will take Pfizer Inc.’s new coronavirus vaccine if the Food and Drug Administration approves it and that he has confidence in the company and the government agency. Asked on MSNBC if he would take the vaccine, Fauci said: ‘I’m going to look at the … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | Fauci Says He Will Take New Pfizer Vaccine if FDA Approves It

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | FDA grants emergency use authorization to quidel for first antigen test for COVID-19

NEW YORK – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Saturday approved emergency use authorization to Quidel Corp for the first COVID-19 antigen test. The emergency use authorization was issued late Friday to Quidel for the Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA, the agency said. The emergency use authorization was issued late Friday to Quidel for … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | FDA grants emergency use authorization to quidel for first antigen test for COVID-19

HEALTH | U.S. FDA Authorizes Use Of New Two – Minute Test Kit For Coronavirus

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the emergency use of Bodysphere Inc.’s test that can detect the coronavirus in nearly two minutes, the privately held company said on Tuesday. The FDA has been rushing to approve test on an emergency basis and last week approved Abbott Laboratories’ test that … Continue reading HEALTH | U.S. FDA Authorizes Use Of New Two – Minute Test Kit For Coronavirus

HEALTH NEWS | Germany’s Qiagen Starts Shipping Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests To United States

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – German molecular testing company Qiagen NV said on Tuesday it has begun shipping its diagnostic test for COVID-19 to the United States. The test kit, QIAstat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel, requires less than one minute for sample preparation and can deliver results in about one hour, the company said. Shipments come under … Continue reading HEALTH NEWS | Germany’s Qiagen Starts Shipping Coronavirus Diagnostic Tests To United States

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | U.S. FDA Approves First Rapid Coronavirus Test With 45 Minutes Detection Time

NEW YOR – The U.S. Food And Drug Administration Has Approved The First Rapid Coronavirus Diagnostic Test, With A Detection Time Of About 45 Minutes, As The United States Struggles To Meet The Demand For Coronavirus Testing. The Test’s Developer, California –Based Molecular Diagnostic Company Cepheid, Said On Saturday It Had Received An Emergency Authorization … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS NEWS | U.S. FDA Approves First Rapid Coronavirus Test With 45 Minutes Detection Time

BUSINESS NEWS | FDA To Hold Public Meeting On Testing For Asbestos In Talk

MILAN | ITALY – For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talk powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. Regulators are taking a closer look after finding asbestos, a known carcinogen in several talc cosmetics and powders, including a bottle of Johnson … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | FDA To Hold Public Meeting On Testing For Asbestos In Talk