Navigation Links
Sanofi Pasteur and Statens Serum Institut Team Up Against Tuberculosis
Date:2/14/2008

and for SSI. "SSI is one of the world's leading producers of BCG and has for more than a century worked within the field of prevention and control of TB. We are excited to team up our research with one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers. The combination of both parties' leading vaccine expertise will really be able to make a difference in the development of a novel TB vaccine for the benefit of the world's poorest people."

The only TB vaccine (BCG--attenuated Bacille Calmette Guerin) used in the world today was developed over 80 years ago. A TB vaccine is especially important in areas of the world where TB is highly prevalent and the chances of an infant or young child becoming exposed to an infectious case are high. Although BCG is effective in protecting infants against childhood forms of the disease, a more effective vaccine is needed for protection of adolescents and adults against pulmonary tuberculosis.

Professor Paul-Henri Lambert of the Centre of Vaccinology, University of Geneva, and Chairman of the TBVAC consortium steering committee, agrees that to effectively control TB, a new or improved vaccine must be developed as an alternative to or a complement of BCG. "The development of an improved TB vaccine has been a challenging goal for decades, but significant scientific advances have been made over the past 15 years that bring us closer than ever before to achieving this goal," explains Dr. Lambert. "Results obtained with recombinant protein TB vaccine candidates in pre-clinical studies are promising, and I am very optimistic about this approach leading to a new TB vaccine."

About Tuberculosis(2)

More than eight million people develop active TB annually, and approximately two million die from the disease each year. The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 14 million people living with TB. Those with active TB who receive no treatment can infect an average of 10 to 15 people annually.

Most
'/>"/>

SOURCE Sanofi Pasteur
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Sanofi-aventis Announces Settlement of Average Wholesale Price Civil Suits With the U.S. Department of Justice Relating to Anzemet(R)
2. Sanofi Pasteurs Investigational H5N1 Influenza Vaccine Achieves High Immune Response at low Dosage
3. Maxygen Licenses Dengue Vaccine Technology to sanofi pasteur
4. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Sanofi-Aventis by the Law Firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP
5. Pasteuria Bioscience Taps New CEO David N. Duncan
6. Panacea Pharmaceuticals Announces the Availability of BC Detect(SM), a Serum- Based Diagnostic Test for Breast Cancer
7. Codexis Licenses New Drug Metabolite Profiling and Lead Diversification Technology From the California Institute of Technology
8. Kensey Nash to Present at the Sidoti Sixth Annual West Coast Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum Conference
9. Abaxis to Present at the Sidoti & Company Sixth Annual San Francisco Institutional Investor Forum Conference
10. Southern Research Institute Licenses Anti-Cancer Drug Compound to Virium Pharmaceuticals
11. Midwest Research Institute Launches Center for Biological Safety and Security (CBS2)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 -- A novel combination of microscopy and ... Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at ... physical and electrochemical properties. , The research team ... the surface of a perovskite manganite, a complex material ... avenue to understand surface behavior could benefit researchers who ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Now available is a stem cell ... Regenerative Therapies , located in Guadalajara, Mexico ... people a new health option: stem cell therapies ... countless patients suffer from joint and muscle injuries due ... tears, torn rotator cuff, tennis elbow, and knee injuries. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Calif. , July 24, 2014  ECC West ... Denver, Colorado with University College Hospital (UCH) ... a development project to finance, design, construct, and operate ... Nigeria . Under the first of ... prepare scoping documents and funding applications. UCH Ibadan intends ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... A research team led by group leader Yung-Eun ... technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which ... secondary batteries and fuel cells. Yung-Eun Sung is ... Nanoparticle Research at Institute for Basic Science* (IBS) ... , This achievement has great significance with regards ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces 2Stem Cells In Sports Injuries, Joints And Muscular Pain 2Stem Cells In Sports Injuries, Joints And Muscular Pain 3ECC Signs a Contract for the Finance, Design, and Construction of a Premier Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria 2
... present the 2011 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" World Award of Science ... Distinguished University Professor University of Toronto, Canada. ... Ozin as the winner of the 2011 "ALBERT EINSTEIN" ... the field of nanochemistry that have helped to define ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) is updating the ... Nicolaus Healthcare Conference to Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 4:25 ... at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  Steve Worland, Ph.D., ... overview of Anadys and its clinical development programs, setrobuvir and ...
... ALCLS), the French genome engineering specialist, will present at the UBS ... 2011, and at the MidCap Event in Paris on September 22 ... the activities and the development strategy of the Cellectis group at ... York hotel on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:30 am ET. ...
Cached Biology Technology:2011 Awards of World Cultural Council 22011 Awards of World Cultural Council 32011 Awards of World Cultural Council 42011 Awards of World Cultural Council 5Anadys Pharmaceuticals Updates Its Presentation Date at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... Canadian wildfires have been raging this summer and some of ... U.S. In this image collected by the Moderate Resolution ... 2014 a swath of smoke has descended over the Great ... interesting is the fire image from July 23, 2014 (first ... smoke as it drifts off southeastward. In the image, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the ... on tissue engineering and artificial organ development., "Introduction ... comprehensive guide to entering into the field of ... professor of biomedical engineering at UH, served as ... that while there are other published books on ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Spina bifda (SB) is a complex congenital central ... incomplete closing of the neural tubes during the ... spasticity, urinary and fecal incontinence and neurocognitive retardation. ... their quality of life. Researchers at Ankara Physical ... investigate the functional performance in children with SB, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering 2
... scientific studies of the effects on wildlife of large-scale ... assess their impact, especially in the desert Southwest, according ... Geological Survey and published in the journal BioScience ... the paper, USGS scientist Jeffrey Lovich and Maryville College ...
... oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. ... Engineering and National Research Council to convene a committee ... disaster and identify measures for preventing similar harm in ... IMPROVING OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY, the committee,s final report, analyzes ...
... believe decision making mechanisms in the human brain could mirror ... similarities have been found in decision making systems between humans ... bees could teach us about how our brains work. ... an often paralysing thought process in humans, with scouts who ...
Cached Biology News:Literature review on solar energy and wildlife impacts research 2Swarms of bees could unlock secrets to human brains 2
Can be used for the quantitative recovery of small amounts of nucleic acids within dilute solutions. 5mg/ml...
APOPTAG® Plastic Coverslips are designed to be custom fitted to the specific APOPTAG® kit application. Each coverslip has 2.5 x 1 dimensions....
Human VEGF-D Biotinylated MAb (Clone 78923)...
Recombinant Mouse TGF-beta RII/(human) Fc Chimera, CF...
Biology Products: