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Pediatric Vaccines market for United States is a multi-billion dollar industry.
Sadoff, president and CEO of Aeras, added: "The start of this Phase I trial is important to our overall goal of developing a new vaccine to help eliminate the current TB pandemic.
In a series of experiments, the research groups sprayed an aerosol of the vaccine into chicks' eyes.
If 100 million doses of killed influenza virus vaccine are prepared, the manufacturer has to procure 100 million embryonated eggs.
BETWEEN THE LINES: The flu vaccine shortage was precipitated when British authorities shut a vaccine manufacturing plant, effectively shrinking the supply of vaccine for the U.
More than 200,000 are hospitalized and 36,000 die from the illness when vaccine is widely available.
But'the chief villain in the eye of the anti-vaccine Internet storm is thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative added to many vaccines.
On February 24 the company announced its main finding: Overall, the vaccine had failed to offer protection against HIV.
Merck is currently investigating 2 vaccine candidates that encode codon-optimized HIV-1 gag, pol, and nef genes based on consensus sequences.
BACKGROUND: Health authorities generally consider vaccines to be a safe and effective way to control disease.
Conversely, the pressures brought to hear by parents of children injured by DTP led to the creation of an acellular Pertussis vaccine, now conjugated with Diphtheria and Tetanus as DtaP.
IAVI (the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) has more money than ever, with Bill and Melinda Gates pledging an extra $100 million a year ago.