As SOCMA continues to keep a pulse on the specialty and fine chemical industry, we understand that companies across the industry are grappling with how to encourage employee inoculations now that there’s increased availability of COVID-19 vaccines. We’ve spoken with leaders from Texas to Rhode Island and everywhere in between about how they are handling the vaccination within their companies, and here are a few takeaways you can consider when implementing your own plans.
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With chemical safety, security and trade as crucial focal points for the specialty chemical value chain, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) looks forward to continuing a robust dialogue and working with newly appointed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on these key industry issues.
SOCMA has identified two EOs that will intersect with the work and activities of its Environmental, Health and Safety committee. Alongside our members, we are prepared to further our advocacy efforts through each agency's review and decision process.
Capricor Collaborates with Lonza for the Development of CAP-1002, its Cell Therapy Candidate for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Other Indications
Capricor Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of the first-in-class cell and exosome-based therapeutics for the treatment and prevention of serious diseases, and Lonza today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for the development of CAP-1002, Capricor's leading clinical asset using allogeneic cardiosphere-derived cells (CDC) technology for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and complications arising from COVID-19.
SOCMA member Lonza congratulates Moderna on interim Phase 3 clinical trial data.
Lonza announced today that the company has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture AZD7442, a combination of two long-acting antibodies (LAABs) for the potential prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
Humanigen and Lonza Announce Collaboration to Expand Manufacturing of Humanigen’s COVID-19 Therapeutic Candidate Lenzilumab
Humanigen, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on preventing and treating an immune hyper response called ‘cytokine storm,’ and Lonza today announced a strategic collaboration to expand the manufacturing capacity for lenzilumab, currently in Phase 3 clinical trials for COVID-19, in advance of potential Emergency Use Authorization in 2020 and subsequent commercialization.
OSHA has issued two revised guidance memos on recordkeeping and enforcement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 26, 2020, the previous memos from April on these topics will be rescinded, and the new memos will go into and remain in effect until further notice.
Internationally respected demographer, Ken Gronbach, stated the U.S. economy would not suffer as a result of COVID-19 because of it's position in the global landscape.