Rapid $5 coronavirus test doesn't need specialty equipment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need any special computer equipment to get results. The 15-m...

Experts flag risks in India's use of rapid tests for virus

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — In June, India began using cheaper, faster but less accurate tests to scale up testing for the coronavirus — a strategy that the United States is now considering. ...

Florida tops 500K virus cases as testing resumes after storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases Wednesday as testing ramped up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias, state officials sa...

Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting d...

Turkey: Virus cases continue to spike

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The daily number of new coronavirus cases in Turkey continuing to rise on Monday, weeks after the country relaxed restrictions. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca o...

New coronavirus test is imperfect step toward mass screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen for infections, moving the U.S. toward the kind of mass screening that experts say is essential to returning mi...

Taiwan develops rapid test kit for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) in Taiwan announced Thursday (April 2) it has successfully developed a rapid diagnostic test for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, o...

Taiwan developing 10-minute Wuhan virus test using SARS antibodies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is planning on using SARS antibodies to develop a rapid test to detect the Wuhan coronavirus in just around 10 minu...

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in t...

Taiwan influenza cases decline over LNY holidays, but doctors warn 'flu season not yet over'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There was a slight decline in flu cases reported across northern Taiwan over the Lunar New Year holidays, suggesting this year’s flu season may be drawing to a close...

Astex Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Announce Results of the Phase 3 ASTRAL-1 Study of Guadecitabine (SGI-110) in Treatment-Naïve AML Patients Ineligible to Receive Intense Induction Chemotherapy

PLEASANTON, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Astex Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Otsuka group of companies, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., announce top-line results from the ...

New Phase 3 Data Show Investigational Subcutaneous Formulation of Vedolizumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Achieving Clinical Remission at Week 52 in Patients with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited [TSE:4502] (“Takeda”) today announced top-line results from the VISIBLE 1 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Invests More Than €200 Million to Establish Strategic Production Center for Veterinary Public Health in France

INGELHEIM, Germany & LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2018--Boehringer Ingelheim today announced an investment of more than €200 million into a new strategic production center for Veterinary...

NantKwest Names Sonja Nelson Chief Financial Officer

CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--NantKwest, Inc. (Nasdaq: NK) today announced the elevation of Sonja Nelson, chief accounting officer for the company, to the role of Chief Financial...