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  • Takeda eyeing vaccinemakers as entry point to India

    SINGAPORE--Takeda Pharmaceutical has identified a handful of Indian vaccinemakers as targets for M&A or other deal structures as it gets ready to take a plunge into a market that saw rival Daiichi Sankyo find nothing but trouble, according to sources that have spoken to executives at the Japanese company.

Serum threatens Merck's Gardasil with low-cost competitor

Serum Institute of India, which has a history of undercutting its competition in the vaccine sphere, is expanding this undercutting game to HPV. Its low-cost competitor to Merck's Gardasil could hit the market in late 2018 at one-third the price.

Pfizer's Prevenar price cut 'inadequate,' critics say

Last week, international charity Médecins Sans Frontières called on Pfizer to drop its price on pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13. The pharma giant responded earlier this week, lopping 20 cents off the per-dose cost through vaccine alliance GAVI. But the way MSF sees it, that's not good enough.

Novartis' Bexsero picks up FDA nod--but with competition looming, approval isn't everything

After years of pinning its vaccine ambitions on meningitis B shot Bexsero, Novartis' FDA approval is here. But as it prepares to fork over the jab--along with the bulk of its vaccines business--to deal partner GlaxoSmithKline, there are other hurdles in the way of its success--including some new competition from Pfizer.

GSK to divest meningitis shots in exchange for EU clearance of Novartis deal

The European Commission has cleared GlaxoSmithKline's deal for most of Novartis' vaccines unit--on a couple of conditions.

First batch of GSK/NIH Ebola candidate shipped for Phase III trial in Liberia

GlaxoSmithKline's Ebola candidate will be the first of several experimental vaccines to undergo large-scale clinical trials. On Friday, the company shipped an initial batch of 300 vials of the vaccine, ChAd3, to Liberia, one of the main countries affected by Ebola.

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