Sinovac files new drug application for hand, foot and mouth EV71 vaccine

Sinovac Biotech announced that the new drug application (NDA) for its ED71 vaccine has been filed and accepted by the Beijing Drug Administration. The Beijing Drug Administration will now conduct an on-side inspection of Sinovac's clinical trials and submit their opinion to the Centers for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for further review and evaluation. …

New vaccine developed for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in China

A new vaccine to protect children against the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)-causing virus enterovirus 71 (EV71) has been developed in China. HFMD is common in the Asia-Pacific region, and serious cases of the viral disease can lead to potentially fatal meningitis and encephalitis. Currently, there's no effective vaccine against the disease that recently infected 35,000 people in an …