Top 20 influencers in Asia’s vaccines industry

The Asian vaccine market can be split into two big groups. One is where a hub of innovative ideas and vaccine pipelines are waiting to reach the global market (“producers” or “purchasers”). This would include countries like Japan, Australia and Korea. The other is where a large pool of long unmet medical needs against polio, measles and seasonal influenza is …

Brochure Available for the World Vaccine Congress

1 Event, 7 Conferences at the World Vaccine Congress 2015 The World Vaccine Congress is back for it’s 15th year on April 7-9 in Washington. With over 250 people already signed up to attend, ranging from pharma and biotech, to non-profits and governmental departments, it is set to be another great year. The event has grown for 2015. Not only …

Treating Dengue, Schistosomiasis, Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis

According to PAHO/WHO neglected or ‘forgotten’ infectious diseases are often parasitic diseases which primarily affect the most vulnerable communities. These illnesses often impact on those living in extreme poverty who have terrible access to health services, particularly those in very rural areas or shantytowns. These factors of being poor and being marginalised exacerbate the consequences of the disease compared with …

Top 10 vaccine CMOs

The development of a new vaccine is a complex venture. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies are increasingly choosing to outsource their manufacturing efforts, as partnering with the right CMO can streamline this process. Since 2011, total global spending on contract manufacturing reached $31.9 billion according to a 2012 industry report entitled, “The CMO Market Outlook to 2017.” The growth trend of …

World Vaccine Congress Brochure Available

  The World Vaccine Congress Washington is now in its 15th year, and things look a little different to previous years. ‘So why the change?’ I hear you ask… In my previous role, we produced very focused agendas and ran two-day events specifically on that area. This would be as niche as talking only about foundations for deep water offshore …

Two former Merck scientists have filed lawsuits against the company for misrepresenting efficacy results of its mumps vaccine

Whistleblowers Reveal Merck Misrepresented Mumps Vaccine Efficacy

Two former Merck scientists have filed lawsuits against the company for misrepresenting efficacy results of its mumps vaccine Two former virologists for Merck have filed lawsuits against the company for misrepresenting efficacy results of its mumps vaccine. A US district judge from Pennsylvania, Darnell Jones II, has ruled that the pair of whistleblowers have provided enough evidence to begin a …

Advaxis and Merck have formed a partnership to conduct a clinical trial with their experimental prostate cancer drugs

Advaxis and Merck Partnership for Immunotherapy Prostate Cancer Drug Trial

Advaxis and Merck have formed a partnership to conduct a clinical trial with their experimental prostate cancer drugs Advaxis and Merck have formed a partnership to test their experimental prostate cancer drugs, ADXS-PSA and anti PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, to see if the combination of these two drugs will yield psoitive results in a phase I/II trial in prostate cancer patients who …