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The Latest Scientific and Medical Developments on COVID-19

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The Latest on COVID-19

The California Biotechnology Foundation is committed to keeping you up to date on COVID-19 testing, treatment and prevention advancements. The following resources track what progress has been made as of May 22, 2020. Notable advancements include:
  • Gilead Sciences has increased the number of remdesivir doses it is donating to the U.S. federal government from 607,000 to around 940,000.
  • AstraZeneca has concluded the first agreements for at least 400 million doses of the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine and has secured manufacturing capacity for one billion doses beginning first deliveries in September 2020.
  • Pfizer is expanding their research and manufacturing capacity to fulfill 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of the year and advance clinical trials for antiviral treatments.
For more on Vaccines, Testing and Treatment, see our fact sheet HERE.