BioPharm International-10-02-2008

NeisVac-C is a polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine for use against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C infection. The Phase 1 clinical formulation consisted of physiological saline, thimerosal, and aluminum hydroxide. The long-term stability data for both the PBS and saline formulations are presented in this article.

Interview with Roger Lias, president and group commercial director at Eden Biodesign, Inc.

This article discusses the production process of the major influenza antigen, hemagglutinin (HA), by rDNA methods in E. coli.


October 02, 2008

Interview with Magda Marquet, co-CEO and co-president of Althea Technologies

There are a number of specific characteristics to be considered when developing and manufacturing live bacterial vaccines.

The Center for Molecular Immunology (Havana, Cuba) has been working on a novel cancer immunotherapy targeting the epidermal growth factor (EGF). The vaccine is composed of a chemical conjugate of EGF and a carrier protein (rP64k), designed to trigger an anti-EGF antibody response. The results of studies of molecular characterization, immunogenic activity, and clinical data are presented here.

To succeed in a pandemic, the industry must forge a preparedness plan to ensure adequate vaccines.