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2012-01-18 10:44:01

Grant MacKenzie of the MRC Unit in The Gambia and colleagues describe in this week's PLoS Medicine how they set up a population-based surveillance system to assess the impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and radiological pneumonia in children in The Gambia. The surveillance system is expected to inform immunisation policy and serves as a potential model for those introducing routine PCV vaccination in diverse settings. The authors state:...

2011-11-30 14:33:57

First of its kind study examines alternative immunization schedule occurrence rates in Washington state and pediatricians´ comfort level using alternative schedules Seventy-seven percent of Washington state pediatricians report that they are sometimes or frequently asked to provide alternative childhood vaccine schedules for their patients, according to a new study from Seattle Children´s Research Institute.  Researchers also found that 61 percent of Washington state...

2011-11-10 12:56:38

Advances lauded as Malawi becomes next developing country to introduce pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday -- World Pneumonia Day Vaccines against the primary cause of deaths from pneumonia in developing countries could save millions of lives and are highly cost-effective, according to a comprehensive new analysis to be released on Thursday, Nov. 10. In a paper published in the journal International Health, the authors estimate that two pneumococcal vaccines being introduced in the world's...

2011-10-19 05:31:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Vaccinating young children against pneumonia in turn will protect the entire community.   In a randomized, controlled trial involving 21 villages in rural Gambia, the authors showed that vaccination of young children reduced carriage of vaccine serotype pneumococci (the type of pneumoccus contained in the vaccine) not only in the vaccinated children but also in vaccinated and non-vaccinated older children and adults. Furthermore, the study showed that...

2011-09-22 21:21:26

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a novel type of antibody works against pneumococcal bacteria. The findings, which could improve vaccines against pneumonia, appear in the September/October issue of mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Until recently, scientists thought that antibodies work against pneumococcal bacteria by killing them with the help of immune cells. However, several years ago, Einstein...

2011-06-15 04:00:00

SCHLIEREN, Switzerland, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GlycoVaxyn AG, a leader in the development of conjugate vaccines, today announced that it will host its Second Annual Science Day to discuss challenges and opportunities in vaccine development on June 16-17, 2011, in Cannes, France. "A number of serious bacterial diseases still lack vaccines while antibiotic resistance is growing and the costs for vaccines development is increasing," said Philippe Dro, CEO of GlycoVaxyn. "Setbacks in...

2011-05-17 11:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc.'s Reagent Proteins division announced today that it has submitted a Biologics Master File (BMF) to the United States Food and Drug Administration for its cGMP grade CRM197 carrier protein to support the development of conjugate vaccine products by its partners. Reagent Proteins is supplying cGMP grade CRM197 carrier protein to multiple partners in support of their novel conjugate vaccine development efforts. As part of the product...

2011-04-22 16:58:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted licensure to expand the indication for its meningococcal conjugate vaccine, Menactra® (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine), to include a two-dose schedule for infants and children 9 months through...


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