Category: COVID-19

Harnessing The Power of Real World Evidence to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, there is long wait for the vaccine to be approved. Even after the vaccine gets approved, there is no assurance of the complete eradication of virus. There will still be percentage of people who contract the illness. Therefore, it is very important to trace and detect the treatments in

Digital Therapeutics: Key Concepts and Regulations to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

Digital therapeutics are clinically validated applications / software / online programs that have demonstrated the capability to facilitate positive outcomes when used in the prevention / treatment / management of diseases / clinical conditions. These therapeutics are designed to engage patients in personalized treatment or disease prevention programs, through mediating behavioral or psychological modifications, providing

Single-Use Bioreactors on Rescue for COVID-19 Research

The development of single-use bioreactors started nearly 40 years ago in 1980s. It was around this time that the bio-processors began to use plastic film bags to culture cells, which were initially designed for food storage and culture media containment. Moreover, incremental evolution of the concept of disposable technologies have facilitated various advancements in development

Computational / In Silico Drug Discovery: A Boon in Disguise for Faster Drug Discovery Operations Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to throw the global economy into recession, with loss of trillions of dollars. The pharmaceutical industry cannot escape the brunt of the circumstances as well. In fact, according to a survey, 95% of healthcare industry professionals are worried about the impact the pandemic is likely to have on the industry. So far,

Needle-free Injection System: A light bearer in the fight against the thick darkness of COVID-19

The apocalyptic images of the COVID-19 induced locked-down world are heart wrenching. All healthcare related domains are being created at a rapid rate. Around the world, the coronavirus pandemic is overstretching health services and reportedly more than 40 companies have boosted their R&D efforts to hit the bulls eye and deliver the much awaited vaccines

CRISPR Can be a Solution to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we know, COVID-19 is causing large scale loss of life and severe human suffering. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, researchers are racing against the clock to develop diagnostic tools, vaccines and treatments. Recently, WHO has launched a Solidarity clinical trial to assess relative effectiveness of four potential drugs against COVID-19. Further, there

Growing Oligonucleotide-based Drugs Pipeline Escalates Manufacturing Demand

As therapeutic agents, oligonucleotides are known to be associated with several unique features, such as high selectivity and potency (similar to biologics), and differentiated pharmacology, which further augment their drug-like properties. At present, eight oligonucleotide-based drugs are available in the market, namely (in reverse chronological order of year of approval) GIVLAARI™ (2019), ONPATTRO® (2018), TEGSEDI™

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic with Oligonucleotides

Never before, scientists say, the universal community of researchers have put a halt to all other ongoing research and have urgently focused towards swiftly evolving health emergency. In the past few months, scientists have been repurposing their research efforts towards contributing to the global effort in response to COVID-19 pandemic. For the purpose of mitigating