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FDA approves Bavarian Nordic’s smallpox and monkeypox vaccine

FDA approves Bavarian Nordic’s smallpox and monkeypox vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) certified that smallpox had been eradicated in 1980, with the routine vaccination of Americans halted in 1972. ... Monkeypox is a rare disease which causes symptoms similar to smallpox, only not as extreme.

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  • Orphan drugs dominate FDA's record-breaking year Orphan drugs dominate FDA's record-breaking year

    myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), Novimmune’s Gamifant (emapalumab) for primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Regeneron/Sanofi’s Libtayo (cemiplimab) for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), and SIGA Technologies’ TPOXX (tecovirimat)

  • Chimerix hit as lead drug brincidofovir flunks trial Chimerix hit as lead drug brincidofovir flunks trial

    It said it is continuing to carry out trials of the drug in the treatment of adenovirus and smallpox "as well as use in other populations in need of a novel

  • Gates Foundation sponsors arts campaign to promote vaccination Gates Foundation sponsors arts campaign to promote vaccination

    Alexia Sinclair's depiction of Edward Jenner's Smallpox Discovery is part of the campaign. ... Brazilian artist Vik Muniz also created a piece named 'Flowers – The Beauty of Vaccines', which appears to be colourful flowers but upon closer inspection,

  • Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy Novartis sets sights on eliminating leprosy

    Despite efforts to eliminate leprosy and other diseases such as polio, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and lymphatic filariasis, the only pathogen that mankind has been able to eradicate completely is smallpox. ... and commitment by the respective

  • EMA backs Pomalidomide Celgene in multiple myeloma EMA backs Pomalidomide Celgene in multiple myeloma

    Elsewhere, there were further recommendations for Teva's (Lonquex) lipegfilgrastim, which was recommended for the reduction in white blood cells of cancer patients on chemotherapy; Bavarian Nordic's smallpox vaccine Imnavex;

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  • Here’s to all the bright sparks Here’s to all the bright sparks

    In 1796 Edward Jenner invented a vaccine for smallpox, although at first his theories were ridiculed and discounted for being too ‘revolutionary’. ... Well, so did the smallpox vaccination. Standing on the shoulders of giants.

  • Deal Watch table for April 2013 Deal Watch table for April 2013

    Award. Smallpox vaccine research. 228. Bind Therapeutics/ Pfizer. Collaboration. Employ the Medicinal Nanoengineering platform to develop and commercialise Accurins.

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