Things happen quickly when China coordinates the cogs of its state infrastructure. One year ago a state-funded vaccine for one cause of hand, foot and mouth disease reported Phase I data. Phase II results followed in January, and now Phase III data has arrived.
Hand, foot and mouth is a viral infection caused by a number of viruses, including the human enterovirus 71. Generally, it's just thought of as a mild infection that every now and then sweeps child care facilities and kindergartens, but it can be more sinister, and Inviragen has released some topline data from a Phase I trial showing an immune response from everyone receiving the vaccine.