In order to scale up the operations and escalate faster delivery of testing kits for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has partnered with Serum India’s CEO Adar Poonawalla and Abhijit Pawar, Chairman of APG. Funds invested will be used for scaling production of COVID-19 testing kits and expansion of molecular diagnostic solutions.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling four lots (ACB902, ACB903, ACB904, ACB905) of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/mL, Single-Dose Ampules to the hospital level. The product is being recalled due to product complaints received due to ampules breaking and shattering, upon opening, during compounding.
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited and Kitasato Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, “ Kitasato Pharmaceutical Industry”) announced the termination of their cooperative sales agreement for Influenza HA Vaccine “Daiichi Sankyo” 1 mL and Influenza HA Vaccine Syringe “Daiichi Sankyo” 0.25 mL and 0.5 mL on March 31, 2020 in Japan.
AstraZeneca will collaborate with Silence Therapeutics to discover, develop and commercialise small interfering RNA (siRNA) therapeutics for the treatment of Cardiovascular, Renal, Metabolic and Respiratory diseases.
China restarts the export of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other raw materials from China to Indian Pharmaceutical industries reported by the BusinessLine. The import was halt by COVID-19 outbreak in China.
Dr Poonam Khetarpal Singh, regional director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia region, reported that there is no airborne case of the COVID-19 known yet.
Hydroxychloroquine and a related drug, chloroquine, are currently under evaluation in clinical trials for the treatment of COVID-19. Also, there are few results suggested that Hydroxychloroquine is effective against COVID-19. Three pharma giants Novartis, Mylan and Teva Pharma announced that they will donate millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine to support the global COVID-19 pandemic response.