Vaccines and delivery technologies

Vaccines and delivery technologies

All topics related to vaccine products, presentation and packaging; also includes temperature indicators such as vaccine vial monitors (VVMs) and vaccine delivery devices.

12/12/2017

Each year there are more than three million cases of cholera worldwide, a disease transmitted through contaminated food and water that hits developing countries particularly hard. While the standard regimen for protecting against cholera with existing non-living oral cholera vaccines includes administering two doses over a two-week period, research at…

11/12/2017

There were just 74 cases of polio reported worldwide in 2015. Thanks to a global vaccination drive, this crippling disease, which once affected hundreds of thousands of people a year, is now on the verge of extinction. The World Health Organisation estimates its eradication programme has saved around 5m people…

05/12/2017

A Zika vaccine Sanofi SA dropped in September under political pressure over pricing produced strong responses in more than 90 percent of those taking part in an early-stage clinical trial, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The results, published in the journal Lancet, offer a first glimpse at the vaccine’s performance…

11/10/2017

China will allow the use of data from overseas clinical trials for approvals of new drugs, in a move likely to enable multinationals to bring products to the world’s second-largest pharmaceutical market more quickly. Pharmaceutical approvals in China can take up to seven years longer than in Europe and the…

06/10/2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new tool for vaccination that could allow providers to deliver multiple doses of a medication or vaccine in one shot. The discovery, outlined in a report published in Science, uses a three-dimensional fabrication method where microparticles are filled with…

05/10/2017

Vaccine-maker Bharat Biotech said its next-generation typhoid vaccine Typbar-TCV has demonstrated safety and efficacy in a high-risk human challenge clinical study carried out at Oxford University. Quoting findings from the study published in the journal The Lancet, the company claimed the vaccine produced 87% effectiveness. The study is said to…

02/10/2017

Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and water. Now, scientists have found a way to use a tobacco-like plant to create particles for a new polio vaccine. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications in August, researchers from the John…

27/09/2017

The University of Texas Medical Branch says they’ve come up with a vaccine that prevents the Zika virus. It takes a single dose for the vaccine to protect the mother and her baby. A team of researchers at UTMB’s Galveston branch developed the vaccine. Read more
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