Pfizer and Novartis officially have a nod from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for their recently approved meningitis B vaccines. Problem is, it doesn't cover nearly as large a population as the pharma giants would like.
Valeant only just picked up Provenge and other assets from bankrupt Dendreon, but it's already trumpeting positive preliminary data for the flailing cancer vaccine. On Wednesday, it announced Phase II results showing that the immune response from Provenge continues two years after biochemically recurrent prostate cancer patients complete treatment.
NewLink's Ebola vaccine tie-up with Merck continues to pay off.
On Tuesday, Bavarian Nordic announced positive survival data from a Phase I combination study of its active prostate cancer immunotherapy candidate Prostvac and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Yervoy (ipilimumab), an immune checkpoint inhibitor.
Last September, Takeda announced it would be putting vaccines into their own specialty business unit to "accelerate the globalization" of the business. And now, it's positioning the unit geographically to do the same.
Swine flu is making a comeback in India, and with a vengeance. After destroying their existing stocks due to poor demand and short shelf life, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech will be racing to get their swine flu vaccines back on the market.
Pfizer may have FDA approval for meningitis B vaccine Trumenba, but it can only take the jab so far without a nod from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Now, though, it's got some positive new data on the shot just in time to help it make its case for one.
Researchers have launched a clinical trial in South Africa--dubbed HVTN 100--to evaluate a candidate HIV vaccine regimen for safety and the immune response it triggers.
Advaxis is pushing full steam ahead to test its cancer vaccine candidates in immunotherapy combos, and it just scored another $23 million to help its hopefuls through the clinic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services apparently likes what it's seen from a 5-year contract with VaxInnate. Its Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has extended the contract's base period with the flu vaccine maker, a move that allows for the use of $53 million.
Novavax announced on Thursday that it would take its Ebola candidate to Australia for a Phase I trial involving 230 healthy adults. It is the fourth company to bring an Ebola vaccine to human trials, but Novavax says it has a better vaccine.
Flu vaccine maker Protein Sciences may be abandoning its expansion plans in Connecticut, opting instead to build out its New York-based manufacturing site. But it's not for any of the reasons one might expect.
Only a few hundred cases of polio are reported each year, but a synthetic vaccine could be the key to eradicate it for good. Scientists are teaming up to develop a synthetic vaccine in an effort to address some limitations of the existing oral vaccine.
Advaxis, on a partnering spree after joining with Merck and AstraZeneca to test its cancer vaccine candidates in immunotherapy combos, has teamed up with Incyte to trial one of its prospects in cervical cancer.
Vaxxas announced Monday that it raised $20 million in a Series B round, which will be used to advance a series of clinical programs and to develop a pipeline of new vaccine products using the company's needle-free Nanopatch platform.
Since forging a scientific collaboration in 2012, GlaxoSmithKline has held a minority stake in Swiss biotech GlycoVaxyn. Now, it's forking over $190 million to acquire the remaining shares and take full ownership of the company.
Serum Institute of India and Cipla already have an agreement to distribute the former's low-cost vaccines in Europe, but the partnership may not stop there. The two India-based companies have held preliminary discussions on a possible merger, said Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of Serum Institute.
As GlaxoSmithKline prepares to fold in the bulk of Novartis' vaccines unit--headed its way after their April 2014 multibillion-dollar asset swap--it's changing things up a little. And that includes closing the R&D branch of its vaccines lab in Hamilton, MT, this year.
It's official: Valeant will be the new owner of Dendreon's Provenge.
The current Ebola outbreak may be starting to wane, but scientists agree they'll need a stockpile of vaccines to tackle the next one. And that means developing next-generation shots that can fight off multiple strains.