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In the headlines: Between vaccination certificates, creation of new vaccines and screening leads, the war against Covid-19 continues.
Several certificates of vaccination against Covid will coexist in Switzerland. While the FOPH is examining two solutions, the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and PharmaSuisse have announced that they will soon launch their own digital certificate. Which technologies are involved? How is data protection ensured by this solution, which should be available before the federal solution?
The Swiss biotech companies Berna Biotech Pharma Gmbh and Swiss Biotech Center SA announced today that they have signed a strategic collaboration agreement for the development of a second generation vaccine against Covid-19. In the face of a pandemic whose outcome remains uncertain, vaccine development cannot and should not stop. Berna Biotech and Swiss Biotech Center will collaborate to bring a potential vaccine into Phase I clinical trials by the fall of 2021.
Researchers in Lyon have developed a method of screening for Covid-19, instantaneous and non-invasive, as simple as a breathalyzer. Here is an update on this technology, which uses a Swiss-designed spectrometer.
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