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Specific Diagnostics: Scott Wehage

Specific Diagnostics has appointed Scott Wehage the company's director of US clinical trials. He was previously clinical project manager for Becton Dickinson's global clinical development department and oversaw clinical trials for device and in vitro diagnostic product development. Prior to that, he was a program manager at Johns Hopkins University. Based in Mountain View, California, Specific Dx has developed an IVD system leveraging a metabolomic signature technology that allows for the detection and identification of microorganisms as they grow in culture. The first commercial application of the technology will be for the determination of antibiotic susceptibility.

The Scan

Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Kids

CNN reports that the US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted in favor of authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old.

Sharing How to Make It

Merck had granted a royalty-free license for its COVID-19 treatment to the Medicines Patent Pool, according to the New York Times.

Bring it Back In

Bloomberg reports that a genetic analysis has tied a cluster of melioidosis cases in the US to a now-recalled aromatherapy spray.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on SomaMutDB, VThunter, SCovid Databases

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of somatic mutations in normal tissue, viral receptor-related expression signatures, and more.