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.

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Conventional vaccination methods require a needle and syringe to deliver “shots” into the tissue under the skin or deep into the muscle. But the skin itself can be just as effective at generating an immune response, and it can be a lot easier to access—potentially helping immunization programs to address…

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Having visited many health care facilities in some countries of sub-Sahara African region, I have come to notice that alongside often insurmountable difficulties by health personnel per se such as water supply or electricity supply lay an important rather more surmountable problem of health care waste (HCW) management. In 2002,…

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... “The autoclave technology we developed in South Africa turned out to be cheaper than the imported European incinerators that were first brought in to the Ebola-affected countries, and those incinerators did not even meet international dioxin limits. With the autoclaves, we solved the problem of air pollution and Ebola waste…

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Researchers have developed a dissolvable microneedle patch that delivers vaccinations when applied to the skin, which they said would make it easier and less painful to vaccinate people in any locale. The patches were tested using vaccines for three types of flu, which showed the patch may be able to…

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Every one of us have been vaccinated at some point in our lives- be it Tetanus, BCG , Measles, Flu shots, Polio or Hepatitis. There is a big list of vaccinations available today which involves multiple booster shots and painful injections. Also, it is still administered the traditional way- requiring a…

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As India is witnessing wastage of at least 50 per cent of vaccines stocked by various healthcare agencies owing to heat exposure, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSO) has decided to explore the idea of developing thermostable vaccines.  According to experts, such vaccines will be ideal for a country…

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Global vaccine research and development organisation, Hilleman Laboratories, announced the extension of its thermostable formulations to other vaccines, reaffirming its promise towards closing the immunisation gap in India. Hilleman Laboratories’ unique technology has shown remarkable advancement towards containing the life-threatening disease by creating safer and more effective vaccines. With this…

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The identification and characterisation of a small molecule that targets protein receptors that initiate the immune system in response to invading pathogens could lead to the development of novel vaccine adjuvants and anti-tumour agents, report researchers. A research team working across the University of Colorado Boulder and Tsinghua University in…
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