U.K-based Pharmatech Company Exscientia Gets $1.5 Million Grant from Gates Foundation for its AI-based COVID-19 Therapy

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Exscientia, a pharmatech company based in Oxford, U.K. that uses AI for small molecule drug discovery, has announced it has received a $1.5 Million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a COVID-19 therapy that is highly effective against new mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 and other SARS viruses as well. Exscientia has… Continue reading U.K-based Pharmatech Company Exscientia Gets $1.5 Million Grant from Gates Foundation for its AI-based COVID-19 Therapy

Tech Mahindra Joins Forces with StaTwig to Deploy Blockchain-based Vaccine Supply Chain Traceability Solution on a Global Scale

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Indian multinational company, Tech Mahindra announced a strategic collaboration with Hyderabad-based StaTwig, which is SaaS startup focusing on solving the problems of global vaccine shortage due to inefficiency in supply chains. Under the partnership, the two companies will be working on deploying blockchain-based traceability solution to improve transparency of the global vaccine supply chain, predict… Continue reading Tech Mahindra Joins Forces with StaTwig to Deploy Blockchain-based Vaccine Supply Chain Traceability Solution on a Global Scale

Scientists Announce Development of Universal Vaccine to Fight Covid-19 Variants

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Scientists at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health have brought good news in the wake of mounting concerns about the Delta and Delta Plus coronavirus strains. They announced that they have created a hybrid vaccination, nicknamed the ‘super vaccine,’ that should protect against future coronavirus variant infections. When injected into… Continue reading Scientists Announce Development of Universal Vaccine to Fight Covid-19 Variants

CDC Partners with WhatsApp to Launch a Spanish Chatbot to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent vaccination drives, racial disparities have continued to impact the Black and Latino communities. In a bid to counter misinformation and help people understand the importance of vaccination, messaging platform WhatsApp and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have joined forces to develop a Spanish language vaccine-finder… Continue reading CDC Partners with WhatsApp to Launch a Spanish Chatbot to Combat Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation