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.

11/10/2017 - 16:29

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 - 10:38

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 - 06:28

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 - 08:23

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 - 05:01

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

22/09/2017 - 07:27

We think of HIV, TB and malaria as some of the deadliest infectious diseases on earth. And the death tolls bear that out. But there's a family of viruses that is in the same league: hepatitis viruses. There are five of them. Their alphabet soup of names tells us the…

22/09/2017 - 06:07

On Sept 1, the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur announced that it was withdrawing from development of a vaccine against Zika virus infection. This announcement raises concerns about the future of Zika virus vaccine development, at a time when the number of cases is falling and other questions about the virus…

20/09/2017 - 03:25

Scientists have for the first time found that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts. The discovery may help improve the only vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the most deadly form of…
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