BERLIN — German pharmaceutical company CureVac says it is receiving a further 252 million euros ($298 million) to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The company says its request for additional funding has been approved by Germany’s Ministry for Education and Research, provided certain milestones are reached. Germany’s state-owned KfW bank has […]

A chemist works at AstraZeneca’s headquarters – Retuers AstraZeneca has signed a $15m deal with an Oxford firm to manufacture a Covid-19 vaccine. The global pharmaceutical company will pay Oxford Biomedica the sum upfront to reserve manufacturing capacity at its plant. Two of the manufacturing suites will become operational in the next two […]

Trump is up for re-election in November – Reuters The Trump administration is considering bypassing normal US regulatory standards to fast-track an experimental coronavirus vaccine from the UK for use in America ahead of the presidential election, according to people briefed on the plan. The Financial Times is reporting that one option […]

LONDON — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of whom got the […]