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

Celebrating vaccines: World Immunization Week 2012

The World Health Organization has declared this week to be World Immunization Week.

Nigeria commits to AIDS vaccine development

In Nigeria, around 3.3 million people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2010. To try to combat this, the country is kick-starting its vaccine program again.

'Hypervirulent' salmonella could overwhelm a vaccine

Researchers in the U.S. and Australia have found that salmonella bacteria have the capacity to overwhelm vaccines.

Army researcher develops microemulsion vaccine carrier

A microemulsion vaccine carrier, developed by U.S. Army Maj. Jean M. Muderhwa and presented at Experimental Biology 2012, has the potential to improve the stability of vaccines.

New DCVax-L brain cancer vaccine trial starts enrolling

Another site in the U.S. has begun recruiting for a Phase II clinical trial of Northwest Biotherapeutics' DCVax-L personalized brain cancer vaccine for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme.

Txt msg reminders swell flu vaccine uptake--gr8!

In the first large, population-based randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of text message vaccine reminders, parents getting a reminder were more likely to take their kids for a flu shot.

Shingles shot safe and well-tolerated, study finds

Shingles can lead to post-herpetic pain and other issues in older people, and the vaccine, which halves the chance of severe attacks of shingles, is safe and well-tolerated in this group, a new study finds.

Personalized brain cancer vaccine improves survival

Phase II data for Agenus' HSPPC-96 vaccine (also known as vitespen) showed glioblasoma patients living longer, which could offer a glimmer of hope.

Roche collaborating over AIDS vaccine; TapImmune has licensed cancer antigen;

> Roche ($RHHBY) is collaborating with the French Agency for Research on AIDS and viral hepatitis, the French National Research Institute, and the Baylor Research Institute for vaccines in AIDS,...

Passive vaccine could treat cocaine overdose

Scripps Research Institute is developing a passive vaccine to treat cocaine overdose and has seen promising results in animals.