Highlights of the 14th World Vaccine Congress – A Cell Culture Perspective

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Cell CultureHighlights of the 14th World Vaccine Congress – A Cell Culture Perspective

The World Vaccine Congress is the World’s leading conference that covers all elements of vaccine research, development, manufacture and distribution. This report by Cell Culture Dish focuses in on the discussions that took place around cell culture, looking at key presentations such as:

  • Quantitating Influenza Viruses- Ewan Plant (CBER, FDA)
  • Animal-free Vero Cell Medium for Vaccine Production- Steve Pettit (InVitria)
  • Replication-defective Influenza Vaccine- Pamuk Bisel (FluGen)
  • Cell Culture Optimization for Tuberculosis Vaccine- Peter Alexander (Aeras)

World Vaccine Congress - March 24-26, 2014, Washington D.C.

“The conference attracted attendees from around the world.  Leading speakers included large Pharma (Novartis, Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Pfizer), smaller vaccine companies, government (CBER, FDA, NIH, CDC), as well as academic and non-profit groups.  The topics were diverse and delivered useful information. The vaccine approaches that were discussed included viral, bacterial, sub-unit, and anti-cancer vaccines.  The conference concluded with a dinner reception and the announcement of the winners of the 7th Annual ViE Awards(The Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards). Recipients of the awards were chosen from a list of nominees by a vote of over 1,000 industry insiders.”

Read the full report here and find out more about the discussions that could place over the 3 days, from a cell culture perspective.

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