Inc. and German partner BioNTech
SE said Friday they have received fast track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a single-dose-mRNA-based vaccine candidate targeting both COVID and flu. The companies already announced that they are in early-stage trials to review the safety and immunogenicity of their combined vaccine among healthy adults. The vaccine will target the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron sublineages, which have become dominant globally, as well as four different flu strains, as recommended for use in the Northern Hemisphere by the World Health Organization. If approved, the vaccine would be the first to target COVID and flu. Both stocks were slightly lower premarket. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.Weiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei "Market Watch"