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New Phase 3 Data Continue to Indicate that Wyeth's Investigational 13-valent Vaccine Has the Potential to Broaden Coverage Against Pneumococcal Disease
Date:6/11/2009

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data from Phase 3 European clinical trials reinforce that Wyeth's (NYSE: WYE) investigational pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar 13* (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine, 13-valent [Adsorbed]), has the potential to provide coverage against the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease (PD), the leading cause of vaccine-preventable death in children younger than five worldwide.

The Phase 3 data presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) come from seven core studies in the pediatric clinical trial program for Prevenar 13 which were conducted in France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. Researchers also presented health economic models which estimated the potential public health and economic impact of Prevenar 13 -- if approved and incorporated into national immunization programs -- for the Netherlands, the UK, as well as Germany and the U.S.

"Our investigational vaccine, Prevenar 13, builds on the scientific foundation of Prevenar and is designed to provide more comprehensive protection against pneumococcal disease," says Emilio A. Emini, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Vaccines Research and Development, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. "These new data indicate that Prevenar 13 has the potential to provide direct coverage of the 13 most common disease-causing serotypes, including 3, 6A and 19A, which have been increasing in prevalence in many regions around the world."

Prevenar 13 includes the seven serotypes (4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F and 23F) in Prevenar* (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugated Vaccine, [Adsorbed]) -- the current global standard in PD prevention in infants and young children as well as six additional serotypes (1, 3, 5, 6A, 7F and 19A) associa
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