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Roche testing with BARDA Actemra’s potential utility in severe COVID-19 pneumonia patients. Working on availability of COVID 19-tests.

Roche said Tuesday it started testing Actemra (tocilizumab) with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)on top of standard of care in hospitalised adult patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia compared to placebo on top of standard of care.

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FDA warns about fraudulent COVID-19 test kits for home use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively and aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims as part of our ongoing efforts to protect public health during this pandemic. As a result of these activities, the agency is beginning to see unauthorized fraudulent test kits that are being marketed to test for COVID-19 in the home.

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BioNTech, Fosun Pharma, Phizer working on COVID-19 vaccine. Clinical testing in Germany in April

BioNTech SE said Monday its development a potential vaccine to induce immunity and prevent COVID-19 infection in response to the growing global health threat posed by the disease has seen rapid progress. BioNTech’s product candidate, BNT162, is a potential first-in-class mRNA vaccine in the worldwide effort against COVID-19.

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