During the next pandemic, people may be able to get their vaccines delivered in the mail rather than having to wait in line for a jab. Prof. Mark Kendall of the Australian Institute for Biotechnology
The recent swine flu pandemic turned out to be considerably milder than first anticipated, but it turned a blinding light on the time it still takes to get a new vaccine approved and in production.
After a six-year quest, a Japanese scientist at Kyoto Pharmaceutical University has unveiled a small chip designed to deliver vaccines without breaking the skin--or causing any pain. Kanji Takada
The nonprofit group PATH is seeking help from the FDA to develop a vaccine against diseases caused by the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, which kills almost 1 million children each year. And the
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