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Drug company AstraZeneca is to start producing a potential vaccine for coronavirus, its boss has told the BBC. Trials of the drug are under way but Pascal Soriot said the firm must start making doses now so that it can meet demand if the vaccine proves effective. “We are starting to manufacture this vaccine right now – and we have to have it ready to be used by the time we have the results,” he said. AstraZeneca says it will be able supply two billion doses of the vaccine.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched the Covid-19 Response Resource Centre to provide stakeholders and other interested parties with improved access to UPSTO initiatives, programs and other IP-related information regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon has received a patent from the USPTO for a blockchain system that would allow “verifiable tracking of an item through a supply chain using a distributed electronic ledger” according to the filing.
Twitter has disabled a video by Donald Trump’s campaign team that pays tribute to George Floyd, saying it is the subject of a copyright complaint.
Food giant Nestle plans to file an appeal having been forced to rebrand its plant-based Incredible Burger in Europe.