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Social media is a main driver for propagating negative connotations about vaccinations, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Read more

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A pioneering UK vaccine centre dedicated to tackling deadly diseases such as Ebola is to be built in Oxford, the government has announced. Read more

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A decision by Public Health England to not publish the results of three clinical trials into vaccines for children has been criticised by scientist Read more

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A record high in the number of cases of measles in the European Region has been revealed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), leading to calls for immediate action to stop the further spread of the disease. Read more

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Biotechnology company, BioNTech, has entered into a multi-year research and development (R&D) collaboration with Pfizer for the development of mRNA-based vaccines for the prevention of influenza (flu). Read more

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Manufacturer of egg-based influenza vaccines in the UK, Seqirus, has revealed it is joining the Human Vaccines Project’s Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative (UIVI) — a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of a universal flu vaccine Read more

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The UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), has announced its involvement in the development of a new research hub aimed at delivering high-quality vaccines at low cost to tackle the spr Read more

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Emergex Vaccines Holding (Emergex) — a biotechnology company — has been awarded with a grant of £979,318 from Innovate UK to progress its universal flu vaccine programme through preclinical development. Read more

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Wacker Chemie has acquired a Dutch site for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, live microbial products and vaccines, from SynCo Bio Luxembourg, doubling Wacker Biotech’s overall capacity and strengthening the company’s pharma-protein business Read more

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In this online exclusive, Thomas Cueni, director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), looks at the importance of vaccines in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Read more

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We speak with the CEO of Controlant, Gisli Herjolfsson, about the company and its cold chain solutions that are revolutionising delivery of vaccines to developing countries and more. Read more

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UK-based synthetic biology company, Prokarium, has completed an investment round, raising $10 million for the clinical development of vaccines against chlamydia, C.difficile and enteric fever, plus an expansion for the immune-oncology R&D team Read more

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released figures highlighting a startling 400% increase in cases of measles reported in 2017 compared with the previous year’s figures. Read more

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Through identifying the way skin reacts to pathogens in older patients, a team of researchers from University College London (UCL) have found that blocking inflammation may help improve vaccine efficacy. Read more

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Batavia Biosciences is partnering with an international consortium, coordinated by international non-profit organisation, PATH, to develop and manufacture safer novel oral poliovirus vaccines (nOPV). Read more

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Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a small device that administers vaccines through the inside of the cheek without pain or the need for a professional. Read more

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Bayer and Biontech, a immunotherapy company headquartered in Mainz have entered into an agreement to develop novel, first-in-class mRNA vaccines and therapeutics specifically for animal health applications. Read more

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The University of Manchester has been given £177,713 to fund the development of a Zika virus vaccine as part of an initiative to counter the disease Read more

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Sanofi is to partially fund the Human Vaccines Project, a non-profit partnership aiming to solve the primary problems impeding vaccine/immunotherapy development Read more

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The European AIDS Vaccine Initiative 2020 (EAVI2020) has launched with a £16 million initiative to accelerate the search a HIV vaccine Read more

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