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2011-06-07 08:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaxart, Inc., a San Francisco biotechnology company developing oral-delivery vaccines, has begun dosing volunteers in a Phase I clinical trial. This is the first clinical study evaluating a vaccine that uses the company's novel oral-vaccine platform technology. The trial site is in the United States. "This first trial in humans is important, because if safety is demonstrated with one vaccine, we can expect that later vaccines using the same...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

BEIJING, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA - News), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today the unblinded results of its Phase I clinical trial for its proprietary inactivated vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV71), which causes Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD). The safety observation results for the EV71 vaccine for all three age groups (adult, children and infant groups) showed good safety and tolerance...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of Fluzone Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). Fluzone Intradermal vaccine is indicated for active immunization of adults 18 through 64 years of age against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and...

2011-05-06 00:23:25

Finding Could Aid Development of HIV Vaccine for Humans WHAT: Using a monkey model of AIDS, scientists have identified a vaccine-generated immune-system response that correlates with protection against infection by the monkey version of HIV, called simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The researchers found that neutralizing antibodies generated by immunization were associated with protection against SIV infection. This finding marks an important step toward understanding how an effective HIV...

2011-04-27 10:00:00

SEATTLE, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first study of its type in the malaria field, Seattle BioMed has been awarded an $8.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify biomarkers that will allow malaria vaccine design based on robust predictors of protective immunity. Ruobing Wang, M.D., Ph.D., will lead the study - Seattle BioMed's first to include the integration of its recently announced systems biology approach to infectious disease research - with...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today the appointments of Louis Fries III, M.D., as Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs, and Jane Halpern, Ph.D., as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Before joining Novavax, Dr. Fries was Director, Global Clinical Development at GSK Biologicals, North America and Dr. Halpern was Staff Scientist and Regulatory Affairs Specialist at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) announced that its virus-like particle (VLP) influenza vaccine has been named by the editors of R&D Directions magazine as one of the top "100 great investigational drugs in development" today. In its tenth annual list of promising clinical compounds, R&D Directions cited Novavax's virus-like-particle technology as a promising new approach to producing vaccines to prevent seasonal, H1N1 and avian influenza....

2011-04-02 01:55:51

Parents also trust family, friends and celebrities, survey finds Most parents get their information about vaccines from their children's doctors, but some also consider public health officials, other parents, friends and family members and even celebrities as sources of vaccine information. These are the results of a national survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers to determine how much parents trust different sources of information in regards to vaccines, as well as to...

2011-04-01 11:22:00

Parents also trust family, friends and celebrities, survey finds ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents get their information about vaccines from their children's doctors, but some also consider public health officials, other parents, friends and family members and even celebrities as sources of vaccine information. These are the results of a national survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers to determine how much parents trust different...

2011-03-21 06:00:00

-The Company launches the clinical development of its seasonal flu vaccine- QUEBEC CITY, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG) a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that the first dose of vaccine has been administered thereby initiating the Company's phase I H1N1 influenza VLP vaccine candidate ("H1N1 vaccine")...


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