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2014-09-12 12:25:50

-- Company Expects to File IND to Support Clinical Trials in Mid-2015 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to the Company's proprietary SYN-005 monoclonal antibody (mAb)...

2014-09-09 16:27:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's leading provider of free pro and con research on controversial issues, ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org), has published new information and resources in the debate over whether vaccines should be mandatory for children. The pro and con vaccines information is available online at the free nonpartisan website vaccines.procon.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/MM57290LOGO In response to the core...

2014-09-08 08:29:12

-- SYN-005 Neutralizing Antibody Combination Protects Against Pertussis in Murine and Non-Human Primate Models -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that data from its novel SYN-005 program for the treatment of Pertussis were highlighted in an oral presentation...

2014-08-27 23:13:03

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease. The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly...

2014-08-25 12:27:11

Dangers of Not Vaccinating Children Discussed on SERMO, the Leading Physician Social Network BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today its community is actively discussing the implications and key concerns of the anti-vaccine movement as families around the country prepare for going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b In order to gauge the...

2014-08-19 08:29:22

-- Two of Company's Anti-Infective Programs to be Presented at Highly Regarded Scientific Conference: Pertussis and C. difficile -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its novel C. difficile development program will be highlighted at the 54(th) Interscience...

2014-08-13 23:11:33

Cases of whooping cough are at epidemic proportions. To help increase vaccination rates, Journeyworks Publishing is offering health educators a timely set of educational materials focused on vaccines and other tips for staying healthy. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 At a time when whooping cough is sweeping through California and rates are on the rise throughout the nation, health professionals need to sound the alarm about the importance of vaccinations. August is National...

2014-08-12 08:29:16

-- SYN-005 Program Targeting Pertussis Toxin to be Highlighted in Oral Presentation -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its SYN-005 for the treatment of Pertussis will be highlighted at the 54(th) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and...

2014-08-05 16:28:04

Georgia Department of Public Health Reminds Georgians of National Immunization Awareness Month ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- August is a busy month: planning the last family vacation, back-to-school shopping, registering for classes, moving off to college and school enrollment. Recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds Georgians to stay up-to-date and get a head start on vaccinations required for school....

2014-07-03 16:23:04

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Latest Report on "Adult Vaccines Market, Company Adult Vaccines Sales, Country Adult Vaccines - Worldwide Analysis" to its store. DALLAS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- World Adult Vaccines Market - Market Overview Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124285 For much of the 20th century, vaccines were a pharmaceutical success story largely associated with children. Aggressive immunization programs eradicated Polio and...


Latest Pertussis Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 15:37:44

Bordetella pertussis is a Gram-negative, aerobic coccobacillus of the genus Bordetella. It is the causative agent of pertussis or whooping cough and it is non-motile. There is no zoonotic reservoir thus humans are the only hosts. Bacterium is spread by coughing and by nasal dripping after an incubation period of 7 to 14 days. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory system and characterized by a "whooping" sound when the person breathes in. Before the vaccine was developed there were...

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2011-04-14 15:28:20

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a small, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Bordetella. It can cause bronchitis although it rarely infects humans. It is closely related to pertussis which causes whooping cough and B. bronchiseptica can persist in the environment for extended periods. Humans are not natural carriers of B. bronchiseptica, which normally infects the respiratory tracts of smaller mammals. It does not express pertussis toxin although it has the genes to do so which...

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