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Taiwan's Adimmune targets June start for mass production of bird flu vaccine

At this stage it is unclear if the Taiwanese government would buy the vaccine. Adimmune is continuing development though so it is ready to produce the vaccine if required.

H7N9 vaccine may prove too little, too late

The H7N9 vaccine may arrive too late and with too little manufacturing capacity to really help, a New Scientist feature warns.

Inovio says H7N9 bird flu vaccine effective in mice

Another vaccine has shown promise in early-stage studies against the virulent H7N9 avian influenza strain, which has so far infected more than 130 people and caused 39 deaths.

New research shows how deadly H7N9 bird flu mutates, spreads

As the H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China grows, global leaders are becoming increasing concerned that the deadly flu virus could mutate into a pandemic.

Canadian company reports positive preclinical data for H7N9 bird flu vaccine

As the death toll related to H7N9 avian influenza outbreak in China rises to 37, Quebec-based Medicago has reported new positive results from a preclinical trial for an H7N9 vaccine candidate.

Adimmune, other vax makers alert to stealthy bird flu

Looking to poultry for warning signs of a possible bird flu threat to humans has proved a success in the past. In 2003, H5N1 swept through Asian bird flu populations, forewarning humans. A dead bird sighting then became a cause for alarm around the world.

UMD scientists test new bird flu vaccine in animals

University of Maryland researchers are developing a new vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza, also known as bird flu, identified by the World Health Organization as a potentially pandemic virus.

Researchers set to resume lab-bred bird flu studies

Just more than a year after putting a voluntary moratorium on certain experiments involving the H5N1 avian influenza virus, researchers say the studies should restart.

Indonesia to produce bird flu vaccine in 2013

In an effort to cut costs, Indonesia's PT Bio Farma will start producing a vaccine for the bird flu virus by 2013.

Scientists demonstrate how bird flu could trigger a pandemic

After a lingering controversy over bioterror fears that kept a study under wraps for months, investigators have revealed how 5 simple genetic "tweaks" could make the virus spread swiftly among humans.