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Product Development
COVID-19 roundup: FDA approves Abbott’s 5-minute test; plus Trump signs stimulus bill, WHO readies master protocol, CytoDyn mAb data and more

FDA granted emergency approval Friday to a trio of diagnostics for COVID-19, including a molecular point-of-care test from Abbott that can detect COVID-19 in minutes. The approvals ...

Regulation
CHMP decisions set stage for approval of Novartis’ SMA gene therapy, Celgene’s Zeposia for MS, Sanofi’s comeback cancer drug

EMA’s CHMP backed conditional approval of an MAA for Zolgensma to treat spinal muscular atrophy in its March set of recommendations, which were made via a virtual meeting because ...

Deals
Sanofi adds to COVID-19 pipeline with Translate deal

A partnership with Translate Bio to develop an mRNA-based vaccine is one of multiple shots on goal Sanofi is preparing against COVID-19.

The collaboration ...

Translation in Brief
17 FDA-approved drugs show activity against SARS-CoV-2; two groups seek COVID-19 patient-derived mAbs; plus NYU, Scholar Rock and LIfT-King's College

Maryland team highlights 17 approved drugs that could be repurposed for COVID-19
A University of Maryland team identified 17 FDA-approved drugs that could be ...

Management Tracks
Bernard joins Qiagen as CEO; plus CytomX, Recursion, 89bio, Heptares, Fusion, Freeline, Cognition, I-Mab, Seres and more

Qiagen N.V. (NYSE:QGEN; Xetra:QIA) said Thierry Bernard will become the permanent CEO after serving on an interim basis since October. Bernard, who joined Qiagen ...

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