An American biotech company, Moderna was founded in 2010 with its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It carries out its research with focus on drug discovery and development, based exclusively on messenger RNA (mRNA), a single-stranded RNA molecule. Several large pharmaceutical and biotech companies worked on this technique earlier, but none could achieve success till now. They could not deal with the side-effects of getting RNA into cells (the premise of this technique). Moderna is attempting to show that, however, mRNA drugs haven’t been approved yet for human use. The company is also working on a coronavirus vaccine, and is in the crucial phase 2 trials currently. It entered human trials in just 66 days after the virus was first put to sequence.
29 Jan 2021
Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.
27 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the purchase of additional 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the country reached 25 million COVID-19 infections.
01 Jan 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday granted "emergency validation" to the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first vaccine to be given such an approval by the United Nations body.
21 Dec 2020
As vaccines for COVID-19 have started being rolled out in parts of the world, certain myths have been propagated questioning their safety and efficacy.
21 Dec 2020
As the vaccine for COVID-19 had just started rolling out, the worrisome news of the coronavirus mutating has started circulating.
19 Dec 2020
Urging the international community to demand transparency from China about the spread of the coronavirus, the US has accused Beijing of "obstructing" a World Health Organization (WHO) probe into its origin and "peddling" questionable vaccines one year after the disease broke out in Wuhan.
18 Dec 2020
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.
18 Dec 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel, comprising external experts, has given an emergency use approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second drug after Pfizer to receive such an authorization in less than a week.
17 Dec 2020
U.S. officials have said that they are actively negotiating for additional purchases of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine after they missed the chance to lock in a contract this summer since it was still unclear how well the shots would work.
15 Dec 2020
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been found safe and effective, the United States Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Tuesday.
12 Dec 2020
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, clearing the way for its mass rollout across the United States.
30 Nov 2020
United States pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday said that it will seek emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Europe.
26 Nov 2020
After announcing that their coronavirus vaccine candidate was nearly 70% effective, the University of Oxford and its partner, AstraZeneca, on Wednesday admitted to a manufacturing error, which has now sparked important questions about the results.
24 Nov 2020
The Russian vaccine for COVID-19, called Sputnik V, has been found at least 91% effective in the second interim analysis.
23 Nov 2020
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.
23 Nov 2020
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca is 70% effective, results from large-scale trials have shown, multiple reports said on Monday.
19 Nov 2020
Developing immunity against COVID-19 through repeated low-dose exposures is possible, however, it is not likely, Dr. James Hamblin said while responding to a query in his 'Paging Dr. Hamblin' column in The Atlantic.
18 Nov 2020
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German drugmaker BioNTech on Wednesday said their COVID-19 vaccine has been found 95% effective in final trials.
18 Nov 2020
With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.
08 Nov 2020
Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.
01 Nov 2020
It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, yet the virus is far from being brought under control.
28 Oct 2020
Even as experts worldwide have said that an effective coronavirus vaccine won't be out before 2021, American pharma giant Pfizer is hoping to deliver one this year itself, igniting hopes globally.
13 Oct 2020
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, which lagged behind its competitors in the coronavirus vaccine race, paused late-stage trials after a volunteer fell sick.
30 Sep 2020
Last night, in a rare incident, Apple suffered from a major outage that left many of its services down, including Apple App Store, Music, Apple TV+, Photos, and iCloud.
23 Sep 2020
In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.
18 Sep 2020
Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.
06 Sep 2020
In light of the havoc wreaked by COVID-19, governments around the world have become more than willing to fast-track regulatory approvals and launch promising vaccines, anti-virals, and tests for their citizens.
04 Sep 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis is deteriorating with every passing day, all the hopes are pinned on the development of a safe and effective vaccine.
02 Sep 2020
The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).
27 Aug 2020
The global effort to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 continues as over 24 million people have been infected worldwide.
27 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.
12 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, The Wall Street Journal published a report detailing the behavior of TikTok since 2018.
09 Aug 2020
Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.
07 Aug 2020
Israel says it has an 'excellent' vaccine in hand to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
01 Aug 2020
Last week, the US Justice Department charged two China-linked hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, with stealing valuable data from organizations in the US and around the world.
30 Jul 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.
27 Jul 2020
In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.
22 Jul 2020
Some vaccine makers expect to make profits from their coronavirus vaccines, even as the pandemic continues to rage on.
22 Jul 2020
The big story in the technology world is: Snap reported its earnings for Q2 2020 with notable gains - 9 million new users and 17% YoY growth in revenue.
16 Jul 2020
Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.