Tag: vaccine development


AstraZeneca Acquires Icosavax for $1.1B to Advance RSV and hMPV Vaccine Development

December 13, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Icosavax’s lead program, IVX-A12, is a Phase III-ready vaccine candidate targeting both respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (hMPV). These viruses are leading causes of severe respiratory infections and hospitalizations in older adults and individuals with chronic conditions. Icosavax’s […]

Innovation, Research

Immunologists discover new trick used by MRSA superbug — may aid vaccine development

June 24, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

New research has uncovered a novel trick employed by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus to thwart the immune response, raising hopes that a vaccine that prevents deadly MRSA infections is a little closer on the horizon. Immunologists from Trinity College Dublin, […]

News, Regulatory

U.S., European drugmakers pledge to make safety the main focus in coronavirus vaccine development

September 8, 2020


Nine leading U.S. and European vaccine developers pledged on Tuesday to uphold the scientific standards that their experimental immunizations will be held against, amid a hurried global race to contain the pandemic. The companies, including Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, in […]

Innovation, Research

Wide Range of Antibody Responses After ‘Mild’ COVID-19

August 19, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

Patients hospitalized with mild COVID-19 in China exhibited a wide range of SARS-CoV-2-specific neutralizing antibodies, with a minority of patients with levels below the detectable limit of the assay, researchers found. Out of 175 patients, 30% developed SARS-CoV-2-specific neutralizing antibody […]

Innovation, Research

Covid-19 vaccine under development but likely not ready for over a year

March 11, 2020


As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to soar around the globe with no cure yet available, efforts continue to develop a protective coronavirus vaccine. While unlikely to be completed within the coming months, and therefore unlikely to be helpful […]

Innovation, Med Tech

First-ever vaccine to combat Leishmaniasis under development

April 28, 2016

Via: The Medical News

As scientists scramble to get a Zika virus vaccine into human trials by the end of the summer, a team of researchers is working on the first-ever vaccine to prevent another insect-borne disease – Leishmaniasis – from gaining a similar […]