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Pneumococcal vaccine

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Pfizer eyes 20-strain Prevnar filing this year, after phase 3 win

Pfizer eyes 20-strain Prevnar filing this year, after phase 3 win

New-generation shot could protect franchise from rival Merck &Co. Pfizer says it could be on course to file for approval of its new generation pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the US ... Pneumococcal disease is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and

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  • Solid Q1 results lift Pfizer as it waits for pipeline boost Solid Q1 results lift Pfizer as it waits for pipeline boost

    Pfizer’s Prevnar pneumococcal vaccine franchise grew 8% to $1.49bn, around $100m ahead of expectations, although analysts expressed concerns that Pfizer was at risk of falling behind in the race

  • Pfizer’s Prevnar-13 successor takes aim at Merck rival Pfizer’s Prevnar-13 successor takes aim at Merck rival

    Rivals look to broaden coverage across strains. Pfizer just got a leg-up in its race with Merck &Co to bring a new-generation pneumococcal vaccine to the US market after ... is in pursuit of PCV-15 (also known as V114), a 15-valent candidate that Merck

  • Takeda's once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor cleared in first market Takeda's once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor cleared in first market

    The company also won Japanese approval for acne therapy Duac Combination Gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) and pneumococcal conjugate paediatric vaccine Synflorix. -

  • Pfizer's Prevenar 13 price cut slammed by MSF Pfizer's Prevenar 13 price cut slammed by MSF

    Pfizer has reduced the price of its pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 for an immunisation programme targeting low-income countries, but has been criticised for not going far enough. ... However, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said the

  • CHMP thumbs up for Novo's obesity drug Saxenda CHMP thumbs up for Novo's obesity drug Saxenda

    Prevenar 13 also backed. Meanwhile, the CHMP has also issued a positive opinion for an application by Pfizer to extend the indications for its pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 to include the ... prevention of pneumonia caused by the 13 pneumococcal

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  • 20 for 2020 – Five pharma leaders to watch in 2020 20 for 2020 – Five pharma leaders to watch in 2020

    pneumococcal vaccine due to be filed next year that would extend its $3.4bn Prevnar franchise, a Clostridium difficile vaccine in phase 3 and JAK inhibitors for atopic dermatitis and alopecia.

  • Deal Watch table for March 2014 Deal Watch table for March 2014

    26.6. ‡SK Chemicals/ Sanofi Pasteur. Collaboration. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). 23.

  • A tailored approach to the BRIC markets A tailored approach to the BRIC markets

    In 2009, GSK signed a 1.5bn deal with the Brazilian government to provide Syflorix, its vaccine for paediatric pneumococcal disease, at around a third of the price it charged in ... Europe. The deal guaranteed GSK a set price and set volumes for the

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