Novartis Holly Springs facility becomes first US pandemic-ready site licensed by the FDA to produce cell-culture influenza vaccines

Cell-culture technology is a modern alternative to manufacture influenza vaccines without chicken eggs, with potential to rapidly respond to a pandemic[1] Flucelvax®, an FDA-approved antibiotic- and preservative-free seasonal flu vaccine, will be manufactured at this site for the US market[2] Licensure marks milestone in Novartis’ public-private partnership to improve US capabilities to respond to seasonal epidemics and emerging public health …

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Download presentation: Is a one size fits all influenza vaccine conceivable and practicable?

At the last World Vaccine Congress Asia in 2013, Nikolai Petrovsky, Research Director of Vaxine Pty Ltd gave the following presentation entitled: Is a one size fits all influenza vaccine conceivable and practicable? Download this presentation today! Some of the topics discussed during this presentation include: Previous influenza pandemics The use of animals in influenza vaccine assessment Comparison of the toxicity of …

5 of the Most Terrible Epidemics That Won’t Happen Again (thanks to vaccines)

When I think of modern-day epidemics – HIV/AIDS, meningitis, threats of H7N9 – I find it easy to feel like we are helpless, sitting vulnerable to the whims of nature and viral mutation. But it’s easy to forget that we are not without defense. Disease has always plagued mankind. While we fear novel coronaviruses and polio raising its head, we …

deltaFLU®: the highly differentiated flu vaccine

  The highly differentiated flu vaccine deltaFLU®, developed by AVIR Green Hills Biotechnology, is a tailor-made influenza vaccine generated by reverse genetics. The necessity of preparation for a potential new influenza pandemic remains a widely debated issue among experts in the Vaccines industry. Worldwide on-going influenza research continues to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat seasonal and pandemic …

Top 3 presentations on influenza vaccine production and pandemic readiness

We cannot ever be sure another influenza pandemic won't hit Europe soon, so better to be prepared this time from having looked at the learnings from past years. Below I have gathered our top 3 presentations on the topic of influenza vaccine production and our pandemic readiness.  Comment below if you have any opinions on the subject. Helmut Walerius from …

Potential for another #influenza #pandemic: how should we be prepared?

We cannot ever be sure another influenza pandemic won't hit Europe soon, so better to be prepared this time from having looked at the learnings from past years.   Helmut Walerius from the European Commission Directorate General Health and Consumers Health Threats Unit, joined us at the World Influenza Congress in December 2011 as a speaker to share his views …