Moderna on track to report initial vaccine data next month

Maia Anderson –
Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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The drugmaker needs to show the vaccine is at least 74 percent efficient in the first review, and 57 percent reliable in the 2nd evaluation. The FDA requires at least 50 percent efficacy in the last analysis, however Moderna has stated it desires at least 75 percent efficacy overall, The Hill reported..

Moderna CMO Tal Zaks, MD, PhD, stated Oct. 29 the drugmaker is on track to report initial outcomes from its COVID-19 vaccine trial in November, The Hill reported..

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On an incomes call, Dr. Zaks said Modernas trial is running as prepared and an independent information keeping track of committee anticipates to perform an interim evaluation in November. The very first evaluation will occur after the trial reports 53 participants have actually evaluated favorable for COVID-19 and a 2nd is to occur after 106 participants test positive, The Hill reported.

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Moderna has gotten $1.1 billion in deposits from a number of federal governments to provide them with the vaccine, according to The Hill. CEO Stéphane Bancel has said the business expects to produce 20 million dosages by the end of the year and between 500 million and 1 billion dosages next year..