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December 28, 2021

Industry Roundup

Cold Chain Logistics

Carrier Logistics wins Food Logistics' 2021 Top Software & Technology Providers Award, which honors safety, efficiency, reliability in global cold food and beverage supply chain; CLI's FACTS provides shipment tracking, communication and transparency
PR Web (12/27)

Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Givaudan do Brasil, a subsidiary of Givaudan, enters agreement to acquire 47% stake in Nanovetores Tecnologia, a maker of nano- and micro-encapsulated active ingredients for pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications
Marketline - Deals (12/27)

Temperature Controlled Packaging

Solpak Packaging Solutions acquires Canada-based Gann & Bartrol Canada 2000, a manufacturer of thermal delivery bags; acquisition will allow Solpak to transform its business model and become a manufacturer, says president
Canada Newswire (12/27)

Women's Health Issues

Merck and Eisai announces approval in Japan for intravenous KEYTRUDA plus oral LENVIMA for treatment of certain endometrial carcinomas
Merck & Co. Inc. (12/27)

Health Care & Wellness

Quidel enters agreement to acquire Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, an in vitro diagnostics company, for total equity value of about US$6.0B; transaction is expected to close in H1 2022, supporting Quidel's strategy to become a leader in diagnostics industry
Business Wire (12/27)

Norton Healthcare opens new 40,000-sq.-ft. medical facility in Louisville, Kentucky; facility houses multiple medical practices, including an immediate care center and primary care transferred from nearby hospital
US Official News (12/27)

VA Pacific Islands and Hunt Companies announce groundbreaking of Advanced Leeward Outpatient Healthcare Access project in Kalaeloa, Hawaii; 88,675-sq.-ft. facility will include primary and mental health care, diagnostics, specialty care and more
PR Newswire (12/27)


Indian regulators recommend emergency use authorization of Serum Institute of India's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax and CORBEVAX of Biological E under certain conditions
Zee News (12/27)

Merck and Ridgeback announces emergency authorization in Japan for molnupiravir, an investigational oral therapy for COVID-19; Japanese government will purchase 1.6 million courses of molnupiravir under previously announced agreement
Merck & Co. Inc. (12/27)

Novavax announces initial data showing a booster of its COVID-19 vaccine produces broad activity against omicron variant
Novavax Inc. (12/27)

Health Care & Wellness group

UFP Technologies announces acquisition of Atlanta-based DAS Medical, a specialist in design, development and production of single-use surgical equipment covers, fluid control pouches and more
UFP Technologies Inc. (12/27)

Novavax and SK Bioscience expand manufacturing agreement, under which SK Bioscience will reserve significant additional capacity to produce antigen; agreement builds on previous agreement to supply 40 million vaccine doses to South Korea
Novavax Inc. (12/27)

Merck and Ridgeback announces FDA Emergency Use Authorization for molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral for COVID-19; drug is authorized for adults with positive infection test who are at high risk of severe disease
Merck & Co. Inc. (12/27)

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences group

Myanmar signs agreement to produce 10 million doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines for domestic use
Al Bawaba Business (12/27)

 AstraZeneca announces studies showing a third dose of Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine produces antibodies against the omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant
AstraZeneca AB (12/27)


Home-Use Medical Devices

Los Angeles County health officials to expand COVID-19 testing services, including relaunch of at-home test collection program; decision comes in response to recent spike in new cases
Los Angeles Times (12/27)

Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 At-Home Test, which is self-administered using a nasal swab, offering results in as little as 20 minutes; test available over the counter at pharmacies, retailers across the US
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. (Roche) (12/27)

Home-Use Medical Supplies

Carolina Liquid Chemistries partners with Alltests Clinical Solutions to distribute ACON Laboratories Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test; rapid over-the-counter test is available via CLC's website and is authorized by the FDA for emergency use
PR Newswire (12/27)

Diagnostic Tests/Monitoring Devices

Brown University researchers develop RNA-based 'breathalyzer' test to detect COVID-19 infection; breath device better measures level of airborne contagion from an individual, compared to a swab test, researchers say
CDC & FDA Daily (12/27)

Health Care & Wellness

US-based direct-selling company Amway to invest over US$300M globally through 2024 to boost innovation, digital technology, with growth strategy focused on health/wellness, entrepreneurship; nutrition category to drive 65% of Amway's business by 2024
Financial Services Monitor Worldwide (12/27)

EU to start progressive rollout of In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation from May 26, 2022, introducing certain requirements and stronger role for assessment bodies; implementation of the regulation was delayed during start of COVID-19 pandemic
PR Newswire Policy (12/27)



Wisconsin-based Colbert Packaging wins three awards at Paperboard Packaging Council’s North American Paperboard Packaging Competition; company wins for paperboard tray for Carmex Minis Multi-Pack and for a folding carton for Blue Sept Lens Care Solution
Colbert Packaging Corp. (12/27)


Latest: Dec, 27 2021

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) 141.46 139.16 1.65% 30.56%
Cardinal Health (CAH) 51.36 50.75 1.20% -4.54%
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 169.67 168.25 0.84% 11.28%
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) 76.57 75.73 1.11% -4.45%