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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…

Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, GSK Will Continue to Dominate the Vaccine Market

Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, GSK Will Continue to Dominate the Vaccine Market

The monopoly that Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. Inc., Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) have on the vaccine market is unlikely to be broken, according to Jeffrey Holford, an equity analyst at global investment banking firm Jefferies. That market is projected to grow from $28.3 billion in 2015 to $72.5 billion in 2024. The four companies…

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