UK FMD (foot and mouth disease) animal restrictions lifted but tissue technology industry awaits:
This article was originally published in Clinica
At the time of going to press, Clinica was awaiting confirmation from the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding possible changes to restrictions imposed on the trade of medical devices containing material sourced from biungulate animals, in light of the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in southern England earlier this month. Despite the early lifting of some restrictions on the movement and international trade of animals and products, an agency spokesperson could not confirm, on the eve of going to press, whether there had been any change to the situation, as set out in its August 14 notice (see Clinica No 1269, p 5).
You may also be interested in...
Pain relief product sales grew 27% and upper respiratory sales 35% for the week ended 7 March as consumers respond to COVID-19, according to Nielsen data noted in a Jefferies report on consumer health purchasing trends. Private label market share is up slightly, while OTC purchases continue primarily in conventional stores.
Managing partner Corey Goodman said venBio didn’t have trouble closing its fund, because the venture capital firm prepared its investors for an economic downturn months ago.
The US FDA has proposed moving two categories of hepatitis C diagnostics to class II from class III because they pose relatively low risk.