Dr Michael Kurilla at #wvcusa – Enhancing existing vaccines, developing technologies for biodefence vaccines

Last week at the World Vaccine Congress Dr Michael Kurilla, Director, Office of BioDefense Research Affairs & Associate Director for BioDefense Product Development at DMID, NIAID, NIH, DHHS delivered a presentation on Enhancing existing vaccines, developing technologies for biodefence vaccines. Dr Kurilla talked about the aspect of vaccination and how to enhance vaccination technologies. The current development path for this …

#wvcusa recent advances for Meningococcal vaccine by Dr Peter Dull @Novartis Vaccines

  Meningococcal vaccine: Dr Peter Dull, Head Development Meningococcal Vaccines at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics delivered an interested presentation last week at the World Vaccine Congress about the recent advances on Meningococcal vaccine. Some Key points raised in the presentation: Dr Dull  mentioned that the company goal was to design a broadly protective Meningococcal B vaccine. The capsule of Men …

#wvcusa Hepatitis B Foundation – What’s new on the HBV vaccine watch?

  Today at the World Vaccine Congress, Dr Timothy Block, President at Hepatitis B Foundation presented about the Hepatitis B vaccine.   He also shared his views on: •    Waning immunity in people 20 years after vaccination and what are the implications •    Hear about the break throughs, escapes, following post natal dosing of newborns from chronic moms •    Discussing …

#wvcusa – @PaulOffit LIVE: Deadly Choices: How the Anti #Vaccine Movement threatens us all

Today at World Vaccine Congress Washington, Dr Paul Offit delivered a great presentation about the anti vaccine movement in America its origins, leaders, influences, and impact. Dr. Offit opened by saying that we have just had largest whooping cough outbreak since 1947 and also had a Hib outbreak resulting in illness and several deaths.  These are vaccine preventable diseases that …

Dr Larry Pickering presented at #wvcusa: What happens when a #vaccine is recommended by ACIP, but not approved by the FDA?

Dr Larry Pickering answered this question today at the World Vaccine Congress Washington 2012 stream B – Prophylactics vaccines. He also shared an overview on immunization based on the latest recommendations from the ACIP Highlights from his presentation are: There are currently 17 vaccine preventable diseases compared to 1986 when there were 8. There are two committees that are involved …

#wvcusa Marc LaForce discussing now early impact results after the introduction of a new Group A meningococcal conjugate #vaccine in Africa

Meningococcal vaccine: Today at World Vaccine Congress Washington, Dr Marc LaForce, Director, Meningitis Vaccine Project, PATH delivered a great presentation about the Impact data on vaccine mass-introduction to Sub-Saharan countries. Some Key points raised in the presentation: Overview of epidemic meningitis in Africa: Major epidemics of meningitis occur in the ‘meningitis belt' of sub-Saharan Africa and one strain is responsible …

Using #Vero cell lines to produce #Rabies, #Rotavirus and #Dengue #vaccines

Using Vero cell lines to produce Rabies, Rotavirus and Dengue vaccines is being explored and exploited at the in Brazil. The benefits of using cell culture for vaccine production to meet pandemic demands are well documented and the reason behind huge financial investment, cell culture can and is being used to produce a wide range of vaccines and exhibiting even …