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This page shows the latest Zika virus news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Takeda gets FDA fast-track status for Zika vaccine

Takeda gets FDA fast-track status for Zika vaccine

Takeda’s efforts to develop an effective vaccine against Zika virus have earned it a fast-track designation from the US FDA. ... Takeda is thought to be furthest ahead in development with TAK-426 - a purified, inactivated, alum-adjuvanted, whole Zika

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  • Sanofi and Merck & Co finalise vaccine alliance split Sanofi and Merck & Co finalise vaccine alliance split

    The French company also began research for a potential Zika vaccine in February last year. ... World Health Organization vaccines specialist Marie Paule Kieny said that the trial results were a “ game-changer” for patients and for fighting future

  • Making a list and checking it twice… Making a list and checking it twice…

    Just a few weeks ago, the WHO declared that the Zika Public Health Emergency was over. ... The last few years have seen the (re) emergence of dengue, ebola, measles, West Nile virus, avian influenza and MERS.

  • EMA creates Zika virus task force EMA creates Zika virus task force

    EMA creates Zika virus task force. Will aid research and development of vaccines and medicines. ... Meanwhile, GlaxoSmithKline is reportedly considering assessing the suitability of its current vaccine technology for work on the Zika virus.

  • Sanofi embarks on Zika vaccine hunt Sanofi embarks on Zika vaccine hunt

    Sanofi's vaccine division has started an R&D programme to try to find a vaccine against the Zika virus, which has been called a 'global emergency' by the World Health ... Like dengue, Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the Flavivirus genus - which includes

  • 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. ... Zika virus is a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aedes aegyptii, the same species that spreads chikungunya,

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  • Deal Watch September 2016 Deal Watch September 2016

    up. Turning to the battle against the Zika virus, BARDA announced three more grants for vaccine development to Takeda (up to $312m), Moderna [up to $125m] and Sanofi ($43.2m). ... In a similar vein Sanofi will receive $43.2m in funding for the mid stage

  • Deal Watch June 2016 Deal Watch June 2016

    Indeed studies in Brazil and French Polynesia have already reported transfusion-transmitted Zika virus. ... collaboration, licence. 200. Cerus/ BARDA. Intercept, pathogen reduction technology for blood transfusions including Zika virus.

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  • Cool heads in a crisis?

    First there was Ebola and now there is Zika; two official World Health Organization (WHO) Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) within as many years.

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