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2012-09-12 02:30:34

SWIFTWATER, Pa., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur and Actor Chris O'Donnell are teaming up to raise awareness about the seriousness of influenza and available vaccine options for adults 18 through 64 years of age, including Fluzone(® )Intradermal vaccine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/57037-sanofi-pasteur-chris-o-donnell-fluzone-intradermal-influenza-virus-vaccine (Photo:...

2012-09-05 22:22:21

BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that the interim analysis of its SynCon® universal H1N1 influenza vaccine showed that it generated protective HAI titers against some of the most prevalent strains of H1N1 influenza from the past 100 years in a phase I clinical trial. Because the SynCon® approach incorporates sequence information from multiple divergent strains, the vaccine is not matched to any of the historical...

2012-08-30 02:25:41

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today the results of a Phase 1B clinical trial of an aluminum hydroxide (Alum) adjuvanted formulation of RiVax(TM), designed to improve the immunogenicity of the vaccine. The results of the Phase 1B study indicate that Alum adjuvanted RiVax(TM) is safe and well tolerated, and induces greater ricin neutralizing antibody levels in...

2012-08-27 11:50:37

Novel vaccine additive to enhance the body's immune response shows promise in mice Oxford University scientists have discovered a compound that greatly boosts the effect of vaccines against viruses like flu, HIV and herpes in mice. An 'adjuvant' is a substance added to a vaccine to enhance the immune response and offer better protection against infection. The Oxford University team, along with Swedish and US colleagues, have shown that a type of polymer called polyethyleneimine (PEI)...

2012-07-24 02:27:47

DURHAM, NC and QUEBEC CITY, QC, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced the successful completion of a key milestone under an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The milestone was the production of at least 10 million doses of H1N1 VLP...

2012-07-16 06:26:57

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the first lots of Fluzone vaccine began shipping to U.S. health care providers following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensure of the 2012-2013 formulation. This initial shipment represents the first of more than 60 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine the company plans to deliver to health care providers in the U.S. this influenza...

2012-07-09 22:20:41

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that the first patients have been treated in a clinical trial evaluating immune responses in elderly adults immunized with Inovio's H1N1 SynCon® universal influenza vaccine. This phase I study will evaluate the ability of Inovio's SynCon® vaccine alone as well as in combination with the 2012 seasonal influenza vaccine to generate: protective levels of immune responses;...

2012-06-18 02:26:53

NEWARK, Del., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: IBIO) today announced that the US Patent Office has allowed patent application 11/706,576 entitled "Bacillus anthracis Antigens, Vaccine Compositions, and Related Methods." The claims cover compositions and methods for fusions of sequences of Bacillus anthracis antigens for protective antigen (PA), lethal factor (LF), and edema factor (EF), and combinations thereof to LicKM, which is part of the Company's iBioModulator(TM)...

2012-05-21 23:52:19

Vaccination studies from Mercer University (Ga.) headline the groundbreaking research being unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' (AAPS) National Biotechnology Conference (NBC). The conference takes place Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Other topics to be discussed include diversity and complexity of vaccine manufacturing, scale-up and tech transfer strategies, applications of multi-scale systems pharmacology, and...

2012-05-15 22:21:02

BLUE BELL, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that its SynCon® avian influenza vaccine generated protective HAI titers against six different unmatched strains of H5N1 in a phase I clinical trial - a distinct clinical achievement on Inovio's path to develop universal influenza vaccines. By design, Inovio's SynCon® flu vaccine is not matched to any single virus. Importantly, the vaccine generated a hemagglutination inhibition...