November 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County’s Life Sciences Industry Expanding During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not hurt all industries. In Montgomery County, the life sciences sector, in particular, is expanding. “The pandemic has clearly taken a huge toll on not just our economy, locally, but also as you know, nationally as well. However we still continue to see pockets of growth, especially in the life sciences,” […]

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November 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Novavax Releases $1.6 Billion Government Contract for COVID-19 Vaccine

Novavax, a vaccine development company in Gaithersburg, Md., released details for a $1.6 billion government contract for a COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 11, according to NPR. The contract is part of the Trump Administration’s “Operation Warp Speed,” a program to make a vaccine available to the public in record time. Over the past several months, […]

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November 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Biotech Company Working on COVID-19 Vaccine Announces Addition of 400 Jobs

A Gaithersburg company currently working on a COVID-19 vaccine announced it is expanding and expects to add 400 new jobs by the end of 2024, with most of the new positions added by March of 2021, according to a news release from Gov. Larry Hogan. Novavax, a late-stage biotechnology company, intends to expand into a […]

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September 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Tours Vaccine Development Company Novavax in Gaithersburg

On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan toured Novavax, a Gaithersburg company that is developing a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine candidate is currently in Phase 2 of clinical trials in the U.S., and is expected to begin Phase 3 in a few weeks. Novavax CEO Stanley Erck hopes to see results by early 2021, but said it’s […]

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September 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Novavax Llega a un Acuerdo con Canadá para Suministrar la Vacuna COVID-19

La empresa de biotecnología de Gaithersburg, Novavax, anunció el lunes que llegó a un acuerdo para administrar a Canadá hasta 76 millones de dosis de la vacuna COVID-19 de Novavax. En un comunicado, la compañía dijo que la vacuna se encuentra en múltiples ensayos clínicos de Fase 2 en este momento. Novavax espera finalizar un […]

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August 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Reaches Agreement With Canada to Supply COVID-19 Vaccine

Gaithersburg biotechnology company Novavax announced Monday that it has reached an agreement in principle to give Canada up to 76 million doses of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine.  In a statement the company said the vaccine is in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials right now. Novavax expects to finalize an agreement that would begin supplying the doses […]

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August 12, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Gaithersburg-Based Novavax Included in New York Times’ Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker

The New York Times has published a coronavirus vaccine tracker that shows the progress of the more than 165 vaccines in development, and the 30 that are in human trials. The coronavirus pandemic has forced researchers to condense years of research and testing into a shorter time frame, with the goal to produce a safe […]

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August 5, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Positive Results in Phase 1 Trial

The Gaithersburg-based biotechnology company Novavax reported positive results Tuesday in phase 1 of its clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Promising news #MadeInMontgomery. — Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) August 4, 2020 In early July, Novavax received $1.6 billion in funding as part of the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed, an initiative aiming to accelerate […]

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July 29, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Fujifilm Joins Novavax’s Production List for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Tokyo-based Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies joined other companies Monday in helping Gaithersburg’s Novavax produce and distribute the first batch of a potential COVID-19 vaccine to be used in clinical trials.  Novavax will be making its Covid-19 vaccine candidate with help Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, part of the $1.6 billion the Gaithersburg biotech secured from the federal […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 21 in Montgomery County

The heat emergency continues and the county has opened several cooling centers. It’s Tuesday, July 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The agenda includes a resolution in support of mailing ballots for the general election. Additionally, Councilmember […]

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