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Biotechs trumpet pandemic vaccine deals and data as the H7N9 bird flu threat grows

The H7N9 bird flu virus is once again spreading across China, and with evidence of human-to-human transmission also mounting, the need for effective vaccines is growing. The U.S. National Institutes of Health is trialing a Sanofi vaccine, and a number of smaller companies are also developing H7N9 vaccines.

Swine flu shots a success for Scotland

The Scottish authorities put a vaccination program in place for pandemic H1N1 2009 (swine flu) in October 2009, and a team of Scottish researchers have assessed its effectiveness in a paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.