In 2013, scientists and governments estimated that there were close to 800 narcolepsy cases tied to GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix. And now, a team of scientists at Stanford University believes they have discovered the link.
In a move to allay antitrust concerns, GlaxoSmithKline is selling two of its meningitis vaccines to Big Pharma peer Pfizer. The move comes after Glaxo acquired the bulk of Novartis' vaccines portfolio, which catapulted it to the No. 1 spot in the global vaccines market. Read more >>
Anyone expecting one vaccines maker to pull away from the pack by 2020 had better reconsider. The top four companies--Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi and Pfizer--are expected to be within less than one percentage point of each other in total market share, a new report says. Read more >>
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Despite virulent opposition, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this week making the state the largest requiring schoolchildren--public and private--to be vaccinated unless there is a medical reason not to do so.
Switzerland-based Actelion is jumping into the vaccines industry by creating Vaxxilon, a startup that will focus on synthetic carbohydrate vaccines. It has licensed exclusive rights to multiple preclinical vaccines and other technologies from the Max Planck Society and will invest up to €30 million ($33 million), which will come in tranches over three to four years.
The government of Equatorial Guinea has teamed up with Marathon Oil, Noble Energy and AMPCO to sponsor the development of the Sanaria PfSPZ vaccine against malaria. The $48.5 million in funding includes support for clinical trials from 2015 to 2018, Sanaria said in a statement.
Though cancer vaccines have seen limited success and late-stage clinical failures in recent years, a new report by Infiniti Research suggests they're here to stay and will begin taking off in a big way.
Protein Sciences released data showing that Flublok Quadrivalent--its follow-up to the FDA-approved trivalent Flublok--outperformed the traditional egg-based quadrivalent vaccine.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on Wednesday to expand its recommendation for meningitis B vaccines, but it wasn't the broad recommendation that many were hoping to see.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has amended its rules to allow veterinarians to make vaccines in their offices for individual clients, so long as compounds aren't contracted out to unlicensed manufacturers.
A team of collaborators drawn from Harvard, Johnson & Johnson and other groups published results from a preclinical animal study Thursday afternoon that underscores the potential for developing the world's first HIV vaccine.