Tag Archive for: Infectious Disease

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Wednesday recommended that specific groups of high-risk patients be given access to Valneva’s chikungunya virus vaccine Ixchiq, the company announced today.

According to Bavarian Nordic, its cancer vaccine TAEK-VAC has reached a stage where more investments are required. The company would also have faced stiff competition in the cancer vaccine space.

The company beat market estimates for fourth-quarter results today, and unveiled an upbeat forecast for 2024 and beyond on the ramp-up of its vaccines and cancer drugs pipeline, underscoring the benefits of its consumer health unit spin-off.

The biopharma industry has been largely underfunding vaccine development despite its strong potential to prevent diseases and reduce hospitalizations and deaths, according to a report published by industry advocacy group Biotechnology Innovation Organization.

A pill for dengue fever developed by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) appeared to protect against a form of the virus in a handful of patients in a small human challenge trial in the United States, according to data presented by the company.

CEPI will provide funding of up to $90 million to support the development of vaccine candidates which is based on BioNTech’s mRNA technology.

The increasing challenges of climate change and conflict mean the world is likely to miss the target of putting an end to AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030 without “extraordinary steps.”

Johnson & Johnson appears to be winding down research at its infectious disease and vaccine unit, save for a few select programs, according to Fierce Biotech on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

The vaccine, Cyfendus, has been approved for use following suspected or confirmed exposure to a type of bacteria and has to be administered together with antibacterial drugs.

Beyfortus, which received FDA Fast Track for this designation, is a monoclonal antibody with activity against RSV.