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BD Develops New Monkeypox Test + FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccines for Infants – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 67

BD Develops New Monkeypox Test + FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccines for Infants – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 67

In this episode, Ayesha discussed a new collaboration between leading medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD) and CerTest Biotec who will work together to develop a molecular diagnostic test for the detection of the monkeypox virus. Learn about how BD will leverage its BD MAX platform to develop and validate CerTest’s under development monkeypox test amid an anticipated growing demand for testing given increasing cases of monkeypox infection around the world.

Ayesha also talked about the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s amended authorizations for Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines to include children as young as six months old. The authorizations were based on the FDA’s analysis of efficacy and safety data in pediatric populations. Hear about the vaccine trials and parents’ attitudes towards vaccinating younger children.

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Read the full articles here:

Monkeypox Test Kit in Development by Becton Dickinson in Partnership with CerTest Biotec

FDA Authorizes Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under Five After Unanimous Advisory Panel Support

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