GSK, Sanofi Pasteur partner with Gates Foundation to accelerate vaccine R&D

GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur have each announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the newly created Vaccine Discovery Partnership (VxDP). The VxDP is a BMGF initiative that aims to drive advances in vaccine R&D through collaboration with vaccine-pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology institutions, NGOs and academia. The partnership with GSK will focus on research into vaccine thermostability, …

4 potential game-changers that could eliminate the cold chain

Dry powered foodstuffs like instant drink mixes and powered milk can be made by spray-drying, where an atomised liquid is rapidly dried with hot air to produce a powder. The concept is also not new to the pharmaceutical industry, especially in the manufacture pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and analgesics. Now the spray-dry technique can also be applied to vaccine development, …

Presentation download: Maintaining product integrity in the cold chain

Founded in 1986, the privately held company Envirotainer are the pioneer supplier of active temperature-controlled air transportation solutions for the healthcare industry, with 75,000 pallets of product to more than 100 countries around the world. With a global network of stations for maintenance and repair, Envirotainer are represented in more than 20 countries. Operation Centres can be found in Frankfurt, …