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GSK Submits Malaria Vaccine Candidate for EMA Approval

GSK announced that it has submitted a regulatory filing to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S. RTS,S is intended for use against the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite, which is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It is estimated that malaria accounts for approximately 90% of deaths in SSA, of which 77% occur […]
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Sanofi Reports Progress Toward First Dengue Vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, reports that results of an efficacy study is a step closer to making dengue the next vaccine-preventable disease. Sanofi points to The Lancet’s published results showing the overall efficacy of the drug maker’s vaccine against symptomatic dengue in 56.5% in children aged 2 to 14 years old after […]
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Takeda's New Vaccines Division Charts Course to Global Growth

Today’s vaccines business represents an almost perfect world for big Pharma. There is a vast landscape of unmet medical need; lots of new science; longer product life cycles, with low exposure to post-patent generic competition; greater stability in pricing and supply commitments; more cost-effective manufacturing and delivery technologies; and the reputational gains that come from […]
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Vaccine Demand Spurs Innovation

Vaccine development is on a roll, boosted by biomedical research uncovering new molecular targets for preventives and treatments, as well as innovative techniques for enhancing vaccine potency and production. There is high demand for new vaccines to prevent deadly tropical diseases, illustrated by the recent Ebola virus outbreak, and for capacity to respond quickly to […]
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Where's the Vaccine for Meningitis B?

The bacterial meningitis outbreak at Princeton University in recent weeks has raised questions about why there is no vaccine in US to prevent this deadly disease, when such a therapy is approved in Europe and Australia. The current Princeton health danger prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to request emergency import of […]
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