#wvcusa – Dr Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS presented the goals for #immunization and #infectiousdisease

    Immunization: Dr Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delivered today an interesting presentation at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington about the main goals for immunization and infectious diseases. Main emphasis going into the future is to create an environment where vaccination is the …

How can breakthrough technology serve the emerging markets?

In January 2010 Johan Van Hoof was appointed Global Therapeutic Area Head for Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals Group, JnJ. As of June 2011, Johan took additional responsibilities, as COO Crucell, the Vaccine Company acquired by JnJ in February 2011. In this role he oversees Development and Manufacturing as Crucell. Entering the field of vaccines, J&J aims to broaden its …

Climate change in vaccine trials: Moving from a one-size-fits-all to a custom fit in operational delivery

Dr Vigdorth has 30 years of drug development research experience in the clinical setting and pharmaceutical and CRO industries. She has led clinical development programs across a range of therapeutic indications with extensive experience in antibiotic, antiviral, vaccine, and antifungal agents.   Dr Vigdorth's experience has developed from multiple perspectives including working in the clinical investigative site setting, multi- national …

Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All–by Paul Offit

Happy New Year!!! All the best for a successful and fruitful 2012!   Continuing on from last year, here is one more of our amazing speakers for the World Vaccine Congress. The famous Dr Paul Offit. (Stay tuned – more profiles to follow in the next few weeks)   Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of …