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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 most frequently through infected blood, such as during blood transfusions if blood has not been properly screened for contamination.

ActHIB Vaccine Found to Contain Pieces of Glass Between 2013 and 2015

In 2013, pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur issued no recalls after finding glass shards in vials of ActHIB, its conjugate vaccine containing Haemophilus b and meningococcal protein that is given to infants at two, four, six and between 15 and 18 months of age. The public was not informed until the end of 2016, when…

Australian Biotech Firm Develops New Sugar-Based Adjuvants

Australian Biotech Firm Develops New Sugar-Based Adjuvants

Vaxine Pty Ltd., a biotechnology company based in Adelaide, Australia, has developed new adjuvants to be used in vaccines. The firm has received funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop polysaccharide adjuvants—carbohydrates whose molecules consist of sugar molecules bonded together.

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