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Actelion pours out $33M to create vaccine startup with Max Planck Society

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.

Sanaria raises $48.5M from Equatorial Guinea, oil and gas companies to develop malaria vaccine

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.

Cancer vaccines field to see sizable growth, report says

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.

Study: Flublok is more effective than traditional flu shot

Protein Sciences released data showing that Flublok Quadrivalent--its follow-up to the FDA-approved trivalent Flublok--outperformed the traditional egg-based quadrivalent vaccine.

ACIP gives Glaxo, Pfizer a lukewarm decision for new meningitis B vaccines

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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