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  • Health agencies inform on Zika vaccine timeline

    Multiple public health authorities have given insight to the timing of Zika vaccine development, with the WHO now stating that any vaccine may be too late for the current outbreak, a similar situation to the one the world experienced in the Ebola epidemic.

CSL's Seqirus aims for 'industry leadership' as it integrates Novartis' flu vaccines

Months after its formation last fall, CSL's flu vaccines unit Seqirus is a loss-making entity. However, leadership there believes the operation can achieve "industry leadership" in 5 to 10 years by relying on a move into quadrivalent vaccines, the launch of Fluad and emerging markets growth.

Sanofi science chief on Zika: It's time to disrupt traditional vaccine development

The World Health Organization has warned that the Zika R&D frenzy may not culminate in a vaccine in time for the current outbreak, but Sanofi Chief Scientific Officer Gary Nabel won't take that for an answer. Nabel says it can be done, but it means turning the traditional vaccine development model on its head.

NIH-developed dengue vaccine protects all patients in challenge study

As Sanofi works to gain traction for the launch of its world-first dengue vaccine, a potential competitor may be building its case. This week, the National Institutes of Health announced that a candidate developed by scientists there posted "very encouraging" results, according to the team's lead scientist.

Valneva scores $42M supply contract with DOD

Valneva currently markets Ixiaro, a Japanese encephalitis vaccine and Dukoral, the cholera vaccine it acquired from Johnson & Johnson in 2015. Now, the Lyon, France-based vaccine maker is building on its relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense with a new $42 million supply contract for Ixiaro.

Health agencies inform on Zika vaccine timeline

Multiple public health authorities have given insight to the timing of Zika vaccine development, with the WHO now stating that any vaccine may be too late for the current outbreak, a similar situation to the one the world experienced in the Ebola epidemic.

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