Life sciences

Serbian gov't signs MoU with pharmaceuticals company MSD

BELGRADE - Serbian PM Ana Brnabic and the senior vice president of the pharmaceuticals firm Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), Cyril Schiever, signed on Wednesday a MoU that will be significant for Serbia's future BIO4 Campus research centre.

Brnabic thanked MSD for supporting "our efforts to make Serbia a leader in biotechnology, biomedicine, bioresearch and bioinformatics."

Bulgaria wants Brussels to Buy Out its Unneeded Vaccines against COVID-19

Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania and Hungary insist on renegotiating the conditions for the supply of Pfizer's vaccines against COVID-19, according to a joint statement of their health ministers, quoted by the BTA correspondent in Brussels.

According to the announcement, they submitted their position to the EU Council of Health Ministers, which is meeting on Tuesday in Brussels.

Train crash victim ID’d as Bangladesh man, 33

Greek authorities on Monday announced that they had positively identified the remains of one of the 57 victims of the Tempi train crash, a 33-year-old man from Bangladesh, after his family came forward via a lawyer. Until now, it had not been possible to identify his body as there had been no comparative DNA sample.