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GlaxoSmithKline Ranked Top Vaccine Maker

GlaxoSmithKline Ranked Top Vaccine Maker

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Merck & Co., Pfizer, and Sanofi account for 80 percent of global vaccine revenues. Although these “big four” vary significantly by portfolio and pipeline size, GSK of the United Kingdom ranked first in terms of research and development, pricing strategy and registration, and manufacturing and supply, according to a report released by the Access to…

Needle-Free Vaccines Backed by Gates Foundation

Needle-Free Vaccines Backed by Gates Foundation

The vaccine patch is placed on the skin for five minutes rather than using a needle and syringe.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded two grants worth a total of $6 million to the Boston-based life sciences company Vaxess Technologies, Inc. The grants will support research to create two micro-needle vaccine “patches” that simplify delivery of the inactivated polio (IPV) and live attenuated measles rubella (M-R) vaccines through needle-free delivery systems and heat-stabilized vaccines that do not require refrigeration.1 2 

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Hepatitis B Vaccine Global Market to Grow Over Next Decade

Hepatitis B Vaccine Global Market to Grow Over Next Decade

Hepatitis B is an infectious disease of the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). The symptoms of the disease do not develop until after a few weeks of exposure. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from an infected person blood, semen and other body fluids. Hepatitis B is primarily an adult disease passed from person to person…

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