FierceBiotech FierceBiotech IT FiercePharma FierceMedicalDevices
FierceBiotech Research FierceVaccines FiercePharma Manufacturing FierceDrugDelivery

Free Newsletter

About | View Sample | Privacy
Related Topics >> VBI Vaccines

VBI buys Epixis, gains CMV, hep C vaccines

Free Newsletter

FierceVaccines is a weekly update on the vaccine industry, with a special focus on the innovations revolutionizing the development and production of vaccines. Join thousands of lab research professionals who get FierceVaccines via weekly email. Sign up today!


We now know the name of Epixis' mystery buyer in a deal announced last month. VBI Vaccines has completed its acquisition of France's Epixis for an undisclosed sum, giving the company rights to Epixis' platform technology for a new generation of virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines. VBI, which has its headquarters in Cambridge, MA, says the acquisition complements its thermostable vaccine development platform.

VBI and Epixis first started working together in 2010, when the two companies inked a research collaboration focused on cytomegalovirus. Baxter says the acquisition was triggered by "significant research advances in the past year" resulting from that deal. VBI also plans to advance Epixis' preclinical hepatitis C vaccine candidate. "Our proof of concept and preclinical findings have been extremely promising in both CMV and Hepatitis C and we believe clearly demonstrate the value of the eVLP platform," noted former Epixis CEO Charlotte Dalba, who is now a senior consultant with VBI.

"This acquisition enables VBI to strategically build upon our pipeline of innovative vaccine delivery technologies and advance the development of an extremely promising VLP platform," added VBI CEO Jeff Baxter.

- check out the release

Related Articles:
Epixis touts success of new hep C vaccine
VBI eyes refrigeration-free vaccines

Email Twitter Facebook LinkedIn StumbleUpon
Get Your FREE FierceVaccines Email Newsletter:

More stories about VBI Vaccines