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:3/25/2015)... 25, 2015 Laboratory workers can ... and Analytical Balances to get best-performing features while ... weighing balances from the trusted brand include: , ... increase your efficiency by providing a large weighing ... Weighing modes include parts counting, percent weighing, checkweighing, ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland ... provides comprehensive capabilities for using the genome to create better ... publication of the largest studies of whole-genome data yet undertaken. ... Nature Genetics – are built around ... authored by a team of deCODE scientists led by ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... 2015  Point-of-Care Partners, a leading health information ... launched the ePrescribing State Law Capsule -- a ... regulatory requirements in all 50 states and DC.  ... to change rapidly, so we have evolved our ... ultimately patients, need," said Tony Schueth , ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... Having added two International locations in ... 2014, ITRA Global proudly announced recently the organization’s expansion ... Alliance, based in the United States, is one of ... of commercial real estate. , Saltwood International ... that exclusively advises occupiers of office space, ensuring that ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Economical Top-Loading and Analytical Symmetry Balances from Cole-Parmer 2Landmark deCODE Studies Demonstrate the Power of Truly Big Genomics for Improving Medicine Worldwide 2Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePrescribing State Law Capsule 2International Organization Expands its Global Reach to Warsaw, Poland 2
... group of Master of Science in Biotechnology students ... University of Wisconsin-Madison this weekend. For the past two years ... from last year's pilot class of 10, to get deeper ... ,"There is an interdependence in the program: business, science and ...
... to use a $75,000 grant to make the financial relationships ... available online. , ,The grant came from the Joyce ... policy. , ,All the information is already available, but ... is charged with keeping track of the financial relationships of ...
... been written, said, and even adjudicated about peer-to-peer music sharing ... service promising to legitimize song sharing. Yet Mercora ... million people who have downloaded the software since its quiet ... IM Radio the IM stands for Individual Modulation ...
Cached Biology Technology:New UW master's program ramps up to fill demand for biotech skills 2New UW master's program ramps up to fill demand for biotech skills 3Ethics Board to put financial disclosures online with new grant 2Mercora gets music sharing right 2Mercora gets music sharing right 3
(Date:3/12/2015)... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. , March 12, 2015 ... afternoon at Brenner Children,s Hospital, part of Wake Forest ... an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Men,s Basketball ... taking pictures with them and getting their autographs. ... Wake Forest Baptist. It is the only children,s hospital ...
(Date:3/11/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3p32qm/access_control ) has ... by Product, Application & By Geography - Global Forecast ... , This report predicts that the access ... 2020, with an estimated CAGR of 10.6%. ... such as contact cards & readers, contactless cards & ...
(Date:3/10/2015)... Colo. , March 10, 2015 ... Flight "Personalized Medicine in Human Space ... and Thomas J. Goodwin , Ph.D. was recently ... of the past two years. Specifically, "Personalized ... most downloaded scientific papers published in 2013 and 2014 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Access Control (Cards & Readers, Biometrics, Controllers, Management Software) Market 2015-2020 - Analysis of the $10 Billion Market 2"Personalized Medicine in Human Space Flight" Listed Among Most Influential Papers of 2013 and 2014 2
... when cooks in France and elsewhere will be slipping bits ... for a luxurious flavor, scientists are revealing the secrets that ... Their study, which could lead to better ways to determine ... ACS, Journal of Proteome Research . Mark ...
... The astonishing success of the alien invasive harlequin ladybird in ... to investigate a key ecological theory the Enemy Release ... new alien species arrives into a country or region it ... Writing in the latest issue of the ...
... of how cancer cells evolve could help scientists design ... , Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center studying ... than resulting from a steady accumulation of small genetic ... to undergo large, drastic mutations. This insight could help ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists unearth secrets of Périgord truffles, the culinary 'black diamond' 2Harlequin ladybirds escape enemies while native species succumb 2New insights into cancer evolution help define screening window of opportunity 2New insights into cancer evolution help define screening window of opportunity 3
...
...
Physical Form: powder Color: white Removes FLAG peptide from N-terminal and Met-N-terminal fusion proteins. Supplied with optimized enterokinase buffer....
... The Universal Vacuum System UVS400 is ... system. The UVS400 combines a refrigerated vapor ... in a single integrated unit. The easy-to-use, ... recovered solvent into single jar for easy ...
Biology Products: