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UK biotech Vaccitech raises £20m for universal flu shot

UK biotech Vaccitech raises £20m for universal flu shot

It’s also thought that universal vaccines could help reduce the threat of a new ‘pandemic’strain of flu - for example crossing over from other species like pigs or birds - that

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  • Universal flu vaccine heads for UK trials Universal flu vaccine heads for UK trials

    A universal vaccine would sidestep that requirement, and potentially could also provide protection against emerging ‘pandemic’strains of flu - for example crossing over from other species like pigs or birds - that

  • GSK gene therapy tops CHMP recommendations GSK gene therapy tops CHMP recommendations

    Meanwhile, an intranasally-delivered pandemic influenza vaccine developed by AstraZeneca was also backed by the CHMP. ... This is the first pandemic live attenuated influenza vaccine against avian influenza (H5N1) to be recommended for approval in the EU,

  • Urgent action needed to avoid Zika virus pandemic Urgent action needed to avoid Zika virus pandemic

    Urgent action needed to avoid Zika virus pandemic. US researchers warn that a rapid response to the mosquito-borne disease is needed. ... As concern about the outbreak of the Zika virus gathers pace, US researchers have warned that a rapid response is

  • Universal vaccine could end 'flu season' scramble Universal vaccine could end 'flu season' scramble

    Researchers in the US have started testing what they believe could be a universal vaccine against influenza, tackling both seasonal and pandemic strains such as bird flu. ... pandemic strains.

  • Sharing knowledge to combat emerging threats Sharing knowledge to combat emerging threats

    We have a sense of corporate responsibility for this - we believe that, whether it's for pandemic flu or Ebola, if we might have the technological solution to a problem then ... In the case of Ebola and the pandemic it was compelling - as one of the

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Latest Intelligence

  • Allergies and asthma Allergies and asthma

    Allergies and asthma constitute a public health concern of pandemic proportions that requires immediate and concerted action. ... Therefore, asthma and allergic diseases are a public health concern of pandemic proportions that requires an immediate and

  • ASEAN: Domestic vaccines manufacturers ASEAN: Domestic vaccines manufacturers

    Through a technology transfer from the Biken Institute of Japan, together with WHO, BioFarma is now working towards producing 20 million doses of pandemic flu vaccines.

  • Interview: Charles Mgone, EDCTP Interview: Charles Mgone, EDCTP

    Although its activities remain focused on sub-Saharan Africa, “ because that's where the epicentre of the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria pandemic is”, there are plans to extend its reach to

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Latest appointments

  • MHRA chairman steps down MHRA chairman steps down

    He was previously chair of the MHRA's Commission of Human Medicines and the Department of Health's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Committee.

  • ABPI appoints new director of comms ABPI appoints new director of comms

    Before joining the ABPI in April 2012 as head of policy and public affairs, Meaden was associate director of marketing and communications at NHS Direct, notably during the swine flu pandemic.

  • Clare Gerada to step down as UK RCGP chair Clare Gerada to step down as UK RCGP chair

    She is also a member of the RCGP trustee board and is the current lead for emergency planning and preparedness, handling UK GP's reaction to the 2009 influenza pandemic.

  • Burson-Marsteller hires senior DH press officer Burson-Marsteller hires senior DH press officer

    She also led the government's response on the swine flu pandemic and cancer care reform.

  • Gordon Duff to chair UK’s MHRA

    He currently holds several other chair positions in science and healthcare, including at the MHRA's Commission of Human Medicines and the Department of Health's Scientific Pandemic Influenza Committee.

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Latest from PMHub

  • Cool heads in a crisis?

    Cool heads in a crisis? Understanding the role pharmaceutical companies can play in fighting today’ s global health pandemics. ... may not one day develop into global pandemics is not a feasible burden for the industry to carry alone.

  • To track disease, follow the money

    And disease transmission models are becoming more sophisticated. A study published in Science in 2013(3) showed that the course of global pandemics can best be predicted not by geographical distances ... Proof of the model came from analysing the 2003

  • To track disease, follow the money

    And disease transmission models are becoming more sophisticated. A study published in Science in 2013(3) showed that the course of global pandemics can best be predicted not by geographical distances ... Proof of the model came from analysing the 2003

  • Research Partnership

    Understanding the role pharmaceutical companies can play in fighting today’ s global health pandemics.

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