TITLE

US earmarks flu cash

AUTHOR(S)
O'Driscoll, Cath
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/15/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 19, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. government is stepping up efforts against a threatened flu pandemic by handing out contracts to speed the development and production of vaccines. The five firms awarded contracts, including GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Novartis, DynPort Vaccine and Solvay have each received funding to support newer cell-based technologies for producing the vaccines. Compared with traditional methods of making flu vaccines in eggs, cell-based culture should allow the vaccines to be made in weeks rather than months. Flu cell culture could represent the next generation of flu vaccines.
ACCESSION #
21046807

 

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