Press Release Archive

02.09.2021 - Pfizer and IDA Foundation Partner to Expand Access to Essential Cancer Treatments in 70 Low- and Lower-Middle-Income Countries

NEW YORK, February 9, 2021 - Pfizer today announced a partnership with IDA Foundation, an independent social enterprise providing essential medicines to low-and middle-income countries, to provide equitable access to quality cancer treatments in almost 70 developing countries across Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Wester

02.08.2021 - Pfizer and BioNTech Publish Data from In Vitro Studies in Nature Medicine Demonstrating COVID-19 Vaccine Elicits Antibodies that Neutralize SARS-CoV-2 with Key Mutations Present in U.K. and South African Variants
New York, NY and Mainz, Germany, February 8, 2021Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced the publication in Nature Medicine of data from in vitro studies that demonstrate that sera from individuals vaccinated with the Pfizer- BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine neutralize SARS-CoV-2 with key mutations present in the United Kingdom (U.K.) and South African variants.
02.05.2021 - Pfizer Confirms U.S. Patent Term Extension for IBRANCE® (palbociclib) Until March 2027
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued a U.S. Patent Term Extension (PTE) certificate for IBRANCE® (palbociclib). The certificate extends the term of U.S. Patent No. RE47,739 (‘739) by more than four years until March 5, 2027.

01.27.2021 - In Vitro Studies Demonstrate Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Elicits Antibodies that Neutralize SARS-CoV-2 with Key Mutations Present in U.K. and South African Variants

NewYork and Mainz,Germany,January 27,2021Pfizer Inc . (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced  results from in vitro neutralization studies of sera  from individuals vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

01.26.2021 - Myovant Sciences and Pfizer Announce Positive One-Year Data from Phase 3 SPIRIT Extension Study of Once-Daily Relugolix Combination Therapy in Women with Endometriosis
  • 84.8% and 73.3% of women reported clinically meaningful reductions in dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) and non-menstrual pelvic pain at one year
  • 82.8% average reduction from baseline on the Numerical Rating Scale for dysmenorrhea from 7.4 (severe pain) to 1.3 (mild pain) over one year
  • Bone mineral density loss was minimal at Week 24 and remained stable through one year
  • Data to be included in New Drug Application submission to U.S.
01.25.2021 - European Commission Approves BAVENCIO® (avelumab) for First-Line Maintenance Treatment of Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Carcinoma
  • BAVENCIO maintenance treatment significantly extended median overall survival versus standard of care in the Phase III JAVELIN Bladder 100 study
  • First and only immunotherapy to demonstrate a significant overall survival benefit in the first-line setting in a Phase III trial
  • BAVENCIO first-line maintenance therapy is recommended for use by the ESMO Bladder Cancer Guidelines

Rockland, MA and New York, US, January 25, 2021 – EMD Serono, the Healthcare business sector of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in

01.22.2021 - Pfizer and BioNTech Reach Agreement with COVAX for Advance Purchase of Vaccine to Help Combat COVID-19
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  • Initial agreement provides up to 40 million doses to COVAX in 2021
  • First deliveries are expected to take place in Q1 2021 subject to the execution of supply agreements under the COVAX Facility structure
  • For the COVAX Advanced Market Commit
01.20.2021 - Pfizer and BioNTech Publish Results of Study Showing COVID-19 Vaccine Elicits Antibodies that Neutralize Pseudovirus Bearing the SARS-CoV-2 U.K. Strain Spike Protein in Cell Culture

New York and Mainz, Germany, January 20, 2021 — Today, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTechSE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced results f rom an in vitro study that provides additional data on the capability of sera from individuals immunized with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2, to neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 U.K. strain, also known as B.1.1.7 lineage or VOC 202012/01.

01.14.2021 - Pfizer’s XALKORI® (crizotinib) Approved by FDA for ALK-positive Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in Children and Young Adults
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XALKORI is the first biomarker-driven therapy for relapsed or refractory ALCL in young people

01.12.2021 - Pfizer Invests $120 Million in Biotechnology Innovation Through the Pfizer Breakthrough Growth Initiative
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First four investments of new program created to support clinical-stage biotechnology companies

New investments include companies focused on Oncology, Rare Disease, and Inflammation & Immunology

01.08.2021 - An In Vitro Study Shows Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Elicits Antibodies that Neutralize SARS-CoV-2 with a Mutation Associated with Rapid Transmission

New York, NY and Mainz, Germany, January 8, 2021 Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced results from an in vitro study conducted by Pfizer and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) that shows the antibodies from people who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2 with a key mutation that is also found in two highly transmissible strains.

01.07.2021 - Pfizer Doses First Participant in Phase 3 Study for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Investigational Gene Therapy
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the first participant has been dosed in the Phase 3 CIFFREO study, which will evaluate the efficacy and safety of investigational gene therapy candidate PF-06939926 in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

01.05.2021 - Pfizer Invites Public to Listen to Two Webcasts of Pfizer Discussions at Healthcare Conference
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) invites investors and the general public to listen to two webcasts of discussions with Pfizer leadership at the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held virtually.

01.04.2021 - US FDA Accepts Regulatory Submission from Pfizer and OPKO for Review of Somatrogon to Treat Pediatric Patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency

- If approved, somatrogon will serve as a once-weekly treatment option –

NEW YORK & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and OPKO Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the initial Biologics License Application (BLA) for somatrogon, a long-acting human growth hormone that is intended to be administered once-weekly for the treatment of pediatric patients with growth hormone deficiency (GHD).

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