European Markets Making Gains after Asia’s Bad Session

European markets are continuing to trade higher Monday after nearly all Asian indices sustained serious losses. The CAC-40 in Paris is up 0.5%, while Frankfurt’s DAX index is 0.4% higher at the midday mark. The FTSE index in London is closed for a public holiday.   Hours earlier in Asia, the Hang Seng in Hong […]

Canada Signs 2 More Deals for Coronavirus Vaccines

OTTAWA – Canada reached an agreement in principle on Monday with both Novavax and Johnson & Johnson for millions of doses of their experimental coronavirus vaccines, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Canada’s two agreements follow separate deals with Pfizer and Moderna announced weeks ago, and are the latest example of countries rushing to secure access to vaccines. […]

Novavax and Canada Reach Agreement in Principle to Acquire Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine

•  Canadian government to purchase up to 76 million doses of NVX-CoV2373 GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the Government of Canada to supply up to 76 million […]

AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses for Hurricane Laura Will be Between USD 4 Billion and USD 8 Billion

Boston, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to onshore property resulting from Hurricane Laura’s winds and storm surge will range from USD 4 billion to USD 8 billion. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business. “Although comparisons between Laura and Hurricane Rita (2005) have […]

Philips EV300 ventilator supply contract with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to end after delivery of 12,300 bundled ventilator configurations

August 31, 2020 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of the partial termination of the April 2020 contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations to HHS through December 2020. Philips will complete the […]

Junshi Biosciences Announces Financial Results for Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and Provides Corporate Updates

— Supplemental NDAs for Toripalimab filed — Expanding into infectious disease and collaborating with IMCAS and Lilly for COVID-19 neutralizing antibodies — Dual Listing on the STAR Market SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Junshi Biosciences (HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180), a leading innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of […]

Trump Says US Will Have COVID Vaccine Before End of 2020

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. will have a vaccination for the coronavirus “before the end of the year or maybe even sooner.” The announcement was part of Trump’s speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination, delivered from the South Lawn of the White House as part of the party’s national convention. Experts say vaccines can sometimes take decades to develop, test, and be proven safe before they […]

Harris: Nationwide Mask Mandate Wouldn’t Carry Punishment

WASHINGTON – Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said Friday “nobody’s going to be punished” if she and running mate Joe Biden implement the nationwide mask mandate they have called for during the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s really a standard. I mean, nobody’s gonna be punished. Come on,” the California senator said, laughing off a […]

Philips expands its dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound offering by launching Affiniti CVx for increased productivity

August 28, 2020 Philips introduces Affiniti CVx and Release 7.0 of EPIQ CVx with breakthrough interventional and productivity features to support cardiology departments managing everyday challenges Philips debuts impactful solutions in cardiology at ESC 2020 (Aug 29 – Sept 1) Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, announced […]