Merck enters the Ebola Vaccine Race in NewLink Partnership

Merck obtains the rights to NewLink genetics’ experimental Ebola Vaccine, putting pressure on GSK Merck has struck a agreement with NewLink Genetics to licence their investigational Ebola vaccine, rVSV-EBOV. The $50 million agreement gives Merck exclusive rights to develop, manufacture, and distribute the vaccine across the world. This partnership should allow NewLink to keep pace with the huge effort by …

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. …

Amongst the flurry of efforts to combat the West African Ebola outbreak, Johnson & Johnson is trying its hand at developing a vaccine

Johnson & Johnson To Fast Track Ebola Vaccine Trials

Amongst the flurry of efforts to combat the West African Ebola outbreak,┬áJohnson & Johnson is trying its hand at developing a vaccine Johnson & Johnson can be counted amongst the ranks of yet another pharmaceutical company that has joined the race to develop an Ebola vaccine. Thus far, the most advanced vaccine candidate is Glaxo Smith Kline’s, which is the …

NewLink Genetics Claims Most Advanced Ebola Vaccine Candidate

NewLink Genetics Claims Most Advanced Ebola Vaccine Candidate

American Pharmaceutical Company Could Soon Be Carrying Out Human Trials For Its Ebola Vaccine Candidate NewLink Genetics, an American pharmaceutical company based in Ames, Iowa will be continuing work on an Ebola vaccine candidate that has already been proven to be effective in primates. Although the company usually focuses on cancer research, it announced that the the United States Defense …