Suzanne Elvidge

Biography for Suzanne Elvidge

Suzanne Elvidge has been involved in biopharma science and business publishing and journalism for over twenty years. She became the editor of FierceBiomarkers in November 2011, and has also written for FierceVaccines and FierceDrugDelivery. As a freelance writer she has written news and features for a range of online and print publications including European Life Science, the Journal of Life Sciences (now the Burrill Report), In Vivo, Life Science Leader, Nature Biotechnology, PR Week and Start-Up. She is also the editor of Genome Engineering, a blog that monitors the latest developments in genome engineering. She lives in the Peak District, in a very rural part of Derbyshire, U.K., with her second-hand bookseller husband and two second-hand cats. She can be reached at selvidge@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @suzannewriter on Twitter.

Articles by Suzanne Elvidge

Adult vaccinations stay low in U.S.

It's understandable that kids don't like getting shots, but you would think that the grown-ups know what's good for them. Not so, perhaps--a recent report from the national Centers for...

Ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial begins enrollment

Ovarian cancer is a steady, silent killer--its diagnosis is easy to miss and there are few options to prevent recurrence after treatment. Australian biotech company Prima BioMed's vaccine, known...

Study: Gardasil does not cause autoimmune disease

There have been anecdotal reports that Gardasil, Merck's ($MRK) human papillomavirus vaccine, causes autoimmune disease. A study of almost 200,000 women over two years may finally scotch this...

First hookworm vaccine enters clinical trials

Hookworms are not good things to have--they arrive through the skin and leave via the gut, and while they are around, they lead to malnutrition and blood loss. As I said, not good. The Infectious

Universal flu vaccine might be a step closer

Did you get the flu last year? Unfortunately, that won't stop you getting it this year, or next year, or whenever bird flu or swine flu next strikes, because the virus mutates so rapidly. This...

Women's own cells could blast breast cancer

The idea of using your own cells to create a vaccine seems to be the ultimate in personalized medicine, and results from a breast cancer trial bring this idea yet another step closer. After receiving...

Evolving bacteria evade vaccines

Around 826,000 children die each year worldwide from infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and vaccination programs are cutting these numbers each year, as well as reducing the number of...

Nanoparticles hijack immune response

In Europe, vaccines typically use adjuvants to stimulate a better reaction, but these are designed to trigger an immune response at the site where the shot is injected. A team of researchers at Duke...