The Promise of Global Symmetry

"We must avoid the unacceptable risk of allowing innovation to foster inequalities," declared Carlos Gadelha, Secretary of Science, Technology, and Strategic Inputs, Ministry of Health, Brazil.   To ensure equity across income strata, he urged his peers to engage in innovative partnerships, buttressed by significant investment, and—most importantly—to think big. Through large-scale initiatives, he continued, "We can induce ‘global symmetry' …

China’s vaccine industry shoots up

Dr Sean Du, executive director of China's leading vaccine company Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceuticals, stated that the worldwide market for vaccines has more than doubled from 2005 to 2008, having grown at a compound annual rate of 32 %.   From year 2008 to 2009, vaccine sales was up by another 16 % and hit the mark of $22.1 billion in …

Current vaccine developments in the Chinese marketplace

Who better to fill us in on what the current vaccine development in the Chinese marketplace are than Dr Wang Hongguang, the Director-General for the China National Center for Biotechnology Development.   We will have the honour of welcoming Dr Wang at the 12th annual World Vaccine Congress in April, where he will be addressing the implications of the global …