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2014-06-17 08:29:10

Submission follows receipt of Breakthrough Therapy designation in April 2014, highlighting unmet need for a licensed vaccine for serogroup B in the US(1) BASEL, Switzerland, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today the submission of a Biologic License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing approval for the use of Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) to help protect against invasive meningococcal...

2014-06-16 23:03:25

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Meningococcal Vaccines Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/meningococcal-vaccines-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Meningococcal Vaccines Market (Polysaccharide, Conjugate, and Combination Vaccines,...

2014-05-19 08:28:56

DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rd8s6p/meningococcal) has announced the addition of the "Global Meningococcal Vaccines Market - Forecasts to 2019: Sanofi, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Serum Institute of India, JN-International, Nuron, Baxter and Biomed" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Meningococcal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is a life...

2014-05-12 08:32:05

Olympic Medalist swimmer and mother, Dara Torres, and the National Association of School Nurses launch multi-city health initiative as part of Voices of Meningitis(TM) SILVER SPRING, Md. and SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although meningococcal meningitis is a rare but serious disease that can potentially take a life in 24 hours,(1) a national survey revealed that more than two in three mothers have little to no knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...

2014-05-09 08:25:36

ALBANY, New York, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Meningococcal Vaccines Market (Polysaccharide, Conjugate, and Combination Vaccines, along with Pipeline Analysis) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the market for meningococcal vaccines was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach a value of USD 3.7 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.9% from...

2014-03-04 16:14:15

Researchers have come a step closer to understanding how gonorrhea infections are transmitted. When Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, are exposed to seminal plasma, the liquid part of semen containing secretions from the male genital tract, they can more easily move and start to colonize. The research, led by investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago, appears in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "Our...

2014-02-26 08:28:23

DORVAL QC, Feb. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Novartis announced today that Bexsero(®) (Multicomponent Meningococcal B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) is now available to doctors and pharmacists across Canada. The vaccine is approved for use in individuals from two months through 17 years of age in Canada. Infants, toddlers and adolescents are at the greatest risk of meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) infection.(1) Bexsero(®) is the first broad-coverage vaccine to help protect against MenB...

2014-02-24 08:28:29

- FDA granted special use of Bexsero for nearly 20,000 UCSB students and staff in response to outbreak; the vaccine is licensed in Europe, Australia and Canada CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that its meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine, Bexsero(®) (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [rDNA, component, adsorbed]), will be used as part of a vaccination program at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) that began today and will end on March 7....


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2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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