Production technologies change flu vaccine landscape

Sheridan, Cormac
July 2007
Nature Biotechnology;Jul2007, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p701
Academic Journal
The article discusses the continuous expansion of franchises for the production of influenza vaccines. It is noted that vaccine manufacturers have to order bred hens' eggs up to 12 months in advance of production. The author mentioned that firm Protein Sciences Corp. has realized that the influenza vaccine market is tough and need to target its high-dose vaccine at the elderly and at those unable to take existing vaccines because of egg allergy.


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