COVID-19 in New Jersey

Milestone moment: Newark Working Kitchens to deliver 1 millionth meal today

Tom Bergeron | ROI-NJ

A unique win-win program has kept Newark restaurants open while helping to feed those in need. In April 2020 — at a time when the pandemic was taking hold in the state, leaving many to wonder where their next paycheck and their next meal were coming from — Audible announced it was donating $1 million to create Newark Working Kitchens, a unique meal …

10 Years of Choosing New Jersey

Jim Pytell | New Jersey Business

Choose NJ celebrates its first decade and builds on past successes.  A highly educated workforce, top notch public education system, strategic location between major economic hubs, the largest East Coast seaport, and a high quality of life? These are just a few of the reasons why New Jersey is often lauded for being an attractive place to locate a business. There …

Sanofi to help manufacture Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, supporting global supply demands

Sanofi | Press Release

Sanofi is the only company to leverage its manufacturing capacity and expertise to support three different COVID-19 vaccines to support the global supply of vaccines and help address the pandemic Sanofi to manufacture up to 200 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine in the U.S. starting in September 2021 MEDIA UPDATE – April 26, 2021 Sanofi has entered into an agreement …

Glyde, an NJII startup, gets backing from venture firm that features Bezos, Zuckerberg

ROI-NJ Staff(Newark)

[email protected], the coworking and incubator space at the New Jersey Innovation Institute on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology, houses and supports a number of student-led startups. On Monday, NJII announced one has gained the backing of one of the most notable venture firms in the country. GlydeApp, which provides contactless dining by automating the ordering and payment process for restaurants …

Tevogen Bio Announces Partnership With BioCentriq, New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Pioneering Cell and Gene Therapy Center, to Enhance Tevogen’s Development Capacity of Its Proprietary Targeted T Cell Therapy For COVID-19

Business Wire | Press Release

METUCHEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tevogen Bio announces partnership with BioCentriq, a New Jersey based cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing center, to support clinical manufacturing of Tevogen’s investigational COVID-19 treatment. Under the partnership, experts from both entities will collaborate at BioCentriq’s state-of-the art GMP facilities to produce Tevogen’s proprietary COVID-19 targeted T cells. The teams will utilize the processes and technology …

NJ approves film tax breaks for 3 producers who filmed during COVID

Daniel J. Munoz | NJBIZ

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority on March 10 approved some of the few awards for media productions during the pandemic under a lucrative and popular tax break program meant to lure the film and television industry. All three awards combined totaled $1.32 million, according to the Wednesday board agenda. Known formally as the NJ Film and Digital Media Tax Credit Program, …

Rutgers researchers create rapid test (1 hour) that detects coronavirus variants

ROI-NJ Staff (NEWARK) | ROI-NJ

Researchers at Rutgers University feel they have developed a time-saving test to help the world in its battle with the variant strains of COVID-19. And they are not charging health care organizations to use it to conduct testing. David Alland, Padmapriya Banada, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Raquel Green and Sukalyani Banik announced Monday that they have designed a new rapid test that can detect …

Biden says Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine

Berkeley Lovelace Jr. | CNBC

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that pharmaceutical giant Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. The decision comes as the administration works to ramp up production of J&J’s single-shot vaccine. Senior administration officials said Sunday the U.S. government would ship J&J’s entire inventory of 3.9 million doses this week, adding that supply would be “uneven” in the following weeks. Some 16 million more …

FDA approves J&J vaccine — 70,000 doses headed to N.J. in coming days

Tom Bergeron (New Brunswick) | ROI-NJ

The Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use approval to the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Saturday — a move that likely will result in shots of the vaccine being given in New Jersey in the next few days. The announcement is all but certain to have a dramatic impact on the ability to vaccinate — and, thus, the ability to get back …

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