Sanofi licenses technology for new TB vaccine

Sanofi Pasteur has struck a licensing deal with the Statens Serum Institut of Denmark covering the use of its technology for a new tuberculosis vaccine. The pact includes SSI's Intercell IC31

Vaccines miss their mark in seasonal flu campaign

Each year vaccine makers create a cocktail of antigens designed to stand guard against the various versions of the flu making the rounds in winter. But this year the CDC concludes that most of the

SPOTLIGHT: Sanofi files new vaccine tech

Sanofi Pasteur has submitted the first vaccine delivered by an intradermal microinjection system for European approval. The vaccine is delivered to the dermal layer, triggering a response in

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Vaccine Market Then UK's Acambis has inked a contract with the U.S. for its smallpox vaccine--ACAM2000.

Researchers five years from prostate cancer vax

Australia's Mater Medical Research Institute is in Phase I clinical trials with a prostate cancer vaccine that it believes could be approved in five years. The researchers are using technology to

France to probe GSK, Sanofi vaccination campaign

French authorities are investigating GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur over an anti-hepatitis B vaccination campaign in the 1990s. At issue is whether the companies fully disclosed the shot's

Cold feet at FDA over Cervarix approval?

The prospect of approving Cervarix for a broad audience in the U.S. may be leading to a

Chimp virus plays key role in malaria vaccine

A new blend of a genetically modified chimp adenovirus and a malaria gene is proving promising as a potential vaccine against malaria. The adenovirus is used to spur an immune response against

SPOTLIGHT: Distrust can overcome data

Despite fresh evidence that the MMR vaccine jab does not raise the risk of autism, observers say that the deep level of public distrust for the drug industry will keep this kernel of misinformation

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Vaccine Market Sentry Logistic Solutions in Indianapolis has won a contract from the CDC to store the national strategic reserve supply of the influenza virus vaccine.

Researchers develop needle-free vaccine delivery

South Korean researchers have successfully tested a new approach to delivering vaccines, applying it under the tongue rather than through a needle. In a mouse study, the under-the-tongue approach

Study: Thoughts can impact vaccine efficacy

A patient's thoughts and feelings play a big role in determining just how effective their annual flu shot can be, says a new study from the University of Wisconsin. In the study, researchers divided

Scientists tackle vaccine for nicotine addiction

An in-development vaccine that weans addicts from their substance of choice has shown the most promise against cocaine addiction so far, but its developers are testing it against other substances

FDA warns Novartis over contaminated vaccines

The FDA has warned Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics of the "significant deviations" found at its manufacturing plant in Marburg, Germany, accusing the pharma giant of producing contaminated vaccines

SPOTLIGHT: Study tracks mercury in vaccines

A new study indicates that the mercury in vaccines disappears quickly from the blood. Investigators in Argentina were exploring the controversial claim that the mercury in vaccines was responsible

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Vaccine Market The American Academy of Pediatrics wants ABC to cancel "Eli Stone," a new show, saying it gives its audience the false idea that vaccines cause autism. In the first episode, a mother

Adults steering clear of a new vaccines

American adults are largely ignoring a slate of important new vaccines that can prevent serious illness, according to a new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Only about

Malaria vax trial shows positive human response

A small clinical trial of a malaria vaccine funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has delivered positive data, triggering a move to expand the research into a second

GAO: Big delays in pandemic vaccine access

The GAO says that a pandemic vaccine can offer little help during the crucial initial stages of an outbreak. The Department of Health and Human Services has estimated that it would take 20 to 23

Wisconsin researchers make ebola breakthrough

Researchers have made a key breakthrough in the quest to discover a vaccine or therapy to cure the deadly ebola virus. A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin in Madison knew that