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2014-06-27 12:26:58

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on "China Animal Vaccine Industry Report, 2013-2016" to its store. DALLAS, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Animal vaccine is a kind of biological agent that enables inoculated animals to produce active immunity for disease prevention. Europe and the United States and other developed countries are the main force of traditional animal vaccine markets in the world, still taking around 60% nowadays. In recent years, European and American...

2014-06-25 08:29:39

BEIJING, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that the value added tax (or "VAT") rate applied to the sales of Sinovac's vaccine products will be reduced to 3% from the current rate of 6%, according to a joint notice on reducing and unifying the value added tax (VAT) rate published by the Ministry of Finance of China and State Administration of Taxation of China. The notification...

2014-06-18 08:29:32

TITUSVILLE, New Jersey, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the worldwide development, manufacturing and commercialization of VX-787, a novel medicine in Phase II development for the treatment of influenza A. VX-787 is an investigational medicine designed to directly inhibit replication of the influenza A virus, including recent H1...

2014-06-17 12:28:42

MERIDEN, Conn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced today that BARDA, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, exercised Option Period 2 of its contract with the Company (contract number HHS0100200900106C) to support development, scale-up and expanded licensure of the Company's influenza vaccines, Flublok® (seasonal) and Panblok® (pandemic). Option Period 2 has a budget of $50.6 million and will run through December 31, 2015. The...

2014-06-16 16:25:10

AMES, Iowa, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the...

2014-06-16 08:29:05

First-ever Platform to Deliver Highly Accurate, Molecular Results in Under 15 Minutes WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere(TM) i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less...

2014-06-16 08:28:43

Cell-culture technology is a modern alternative to manufacture influenza vaccines without chicken eggs, with potential to rapidly respond to a pandemic[1] BASEL, Switzerland, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed its manufacturing facility in Holly Springs, N.C. for the production of cell-culture influenza vaccines. This is the first US facility of its kind and is now approved for commercial production. The site will...

2014-06-13 23:04:23

New Program for State & Local Municipalities Aimed at Combating Community-Acquired Infectious Diseases such as Chicken Pox, MRSA Staph, Tuberculosis and More Fountain Hills, AZ (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Level4 Bio, the first safe power sanitizing service for killing pathogens on any surface, announced today the launch of its new Government program designed to assist State and Local Municipalities in combating infectious diseases in law enforcement, emergency services and correctional...

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

2014-06-10 12:31:30

MERIDEN, Conn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced it will have more doses, earlier availability and broader distribution coverage of its modern, egg-free Flublok® Influenza Vaccine for the 2014/2015 season. Up to 500,000 doses of the vaccine will be manufactured, and the first doses will be available in September. ASD Specialty Healthcare and its Besse Medical and Oncology Supply divisions have been added as a distributor of Flublok. FFF...


Latest Influenza Reference Libraries

Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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2011-04-15 13:07:05

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that causes endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. It can be transmitted through inhalation, contact, or ingestions among birds and mammals. It generally starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia. Many stay dormant until activated by stress. Birds are great vectors of the disease since they are highly mobile and feed on infected animals....

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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