Medicago is building a $200 million manufacturing facility in Quebec City, where it will use plant technology to produce vaccines against Ebola and other viruses.
There is no cure for genital herpes, but Genocea is getting closer to marketing an immunotherapy that could control herpes symptoms. The Massachusetts-based company announced Wednesday that it met its goals in a Phase II study of its investigational GEN-003 vaccine.
After a troublesome flu vaccine season, the NIH has announced that it'll lend a hand to Vanderbilt University as researchers there attempt to develop an improved, "universal" vaccine against the virus.
With ambitious plans for the next year, Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila's coming launches could alter the vaccines landscape in India and challenge established players there.
Pointing to a growing demand for seasonal flu vaccines in Japan, Takeda has signed on with the Chemo-Sero Therapeutic Research Institute (Kaketsuken) to sell one of the institute's seasonal shots while it continues distribution of another.
Oxford-based PsiOxus closed a Series C financing round, scoring £25 million ($39 million) to advance its lead candidate, enadenotucirev, an oncolytic virus aimed at fighting colorectal tumors. The funding came from GlaxoSmithKline's VC unit and U.K. heavyweight investor Neil Woodford's new $1.2 billion fund.
Without convincing data to prove a win for NewLink Genetics' late-stage cancer vaccine, it will go full steam ahead on its Phase III trial, the company announced Monday. The IMPRESS trial for algenpantucel-L--or HyperAcute pancreas--will continue with no changes following the second planned interim analysis for the trial.
BiondVax raised $9.5 million in a Nasdaq IPO, pricing 1,910,000 shares at $5.01 each. The Israel-based company is working on a universal flu vaccine to protect against all strains of the virus, including seasonal strains and pandemics.
Nima Farzan, who previously served as chief operating officer, will take the helm as CEO of PaxVax, the company announced Monday. Ken Kelley, co-founder and former CEO, will remain on the board of directors and will serve as an advanced leadership initiative fellow at Harvard University.
The threat of a smallpox outbreak is an ongoing concern that's helped Bavarian Nordic pay its bills through the years. With an announcement Wednesday trumpeting two successful late-stage tests, the company has reason to believe it can advance its business with smallpox vaccine Imvamune.
In a big week for Ebola vaccines, Emergent Biosciences and GlaxoSmithKline have begun a Phase I trial of their candidates, while Bavarian Nordic received €50 million ($56 million) in loans from the European Investment Bank that go in part toward its programs in Ebola and infectious diseases.
Despite years of efforts from academia and the industry, including Merck, no FDA-approved West Nile virus vaccine exists. Scientists from Oregon Health & Science University are looking to change that.
GlaxoSmithKline will have some questions to answer this week after reporting its first quarterly results with Novartis' former vaccines stable. The company's vaccines unit saw its operating profit plummet and operating margin decline after folding in the Swiss drugmaker's business.
Researchers from the University of Georgia, George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University received a 5-year, $1.55 million grant from the NIH's National Institute of General medical Sciences to use Twitter to study why people refuse vaccines.
After the first closing of a Series B round Wednesday, Themis Bioscience will have an infusion of €7 million ($7.9 million) to work with as it ushers its Chikungunya fever vaccine into Phase II and welcomes a new chairman and two new board members.
Genocea Biosciences' GEN-003 vaccine is well-positioned to compete in the genital herpes treatment market. It's in a better position, in fact, than Agenus' HerpV, according to a GlobalData analyst.
Sanofi says it's poised to repeat the 7% growth its vaccines unit saw last year. But after battling through a slow quarter of influenza vaccine sales, it'll have some catching up to do during the remainder of the year if it wants to make that happen.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) presents no symptoms in most healthy people, but it can be life-threatening in people with weakened or underdeveloped immune systems. So City of Hope and Fortress Biotech have joined the race to produce vaccines to control CMV infections.
The California measles outbreak may have just given new meaning to the phrase "scaring up some business." As news of the outbreak spread, health officials urged parents to vaccinate their children. And as more and more cases were reported--escalating from 7 cases to more than 100 in just one month--sales of Merck's M-M-R II vaccine shot up too,
FDA staffers had their doubts this week heading into an advisory committee meeting on Amgen's dual-acting cancer vaccine/viral therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec). But Wednesday afternoon, a combined FDA advisory panel voted overwhelmingly in favor of the candidate.