Merck and NewLink Genetics Enter Into Licensing and Collaboration Agreement for Investigational Ebola Vaccine

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and NewLink Genetics Corporation, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute NewLink’s investigational rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate. The vaccine candidate, originally developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), is currently being evaluated in Phase I clinical trials. …

Merck Statement regarding Role of PNEUMOVAX® 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) in Updated ACIP Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccination in Adults

13 August, 2014 Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today provided the following statement regarding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP’s) updated pneumococcal vaccine recommendations for adults 65 years of age and older. These recommendations call for a two vaccine regimen utilizing a dose of the …