Navigation Links
Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Hawaii Biotech Partner Against Dengue Fever

The Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative (PDVI), a program of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), and Hawaii Biotech // , announced today their partnership to help develop and make a Dengue vaccine widely available for the global prevention of Dengue fever, the second most widespread tropical disease after malaria.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease to which over 2 billion people are exposed and which leads to infection in up to 100 million people every year, primarily children. Dengue infection results in about 20,000 deaths from dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome, the most severe forms of the disease, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO)*.

"Our primary objective is to ensure rapid introduction of Dengue vaccines into immunization programs in all affected areas as soon as a vaccine becomes available. Working with Hawaii Biotech puts us in collaboration with one of the leading companies concerned with this important disease” said Harold Margolis, Director of the PDVI. "

Dengue is a mosquito transmitted disease and occurs mostly in urban areas of Latin American and Asia with an unknown level in Africa. The disease causes substantial illness and significant economic costs for hospitalizations and treatment. Efforts to control the mosquitoes are expensive, of varying success, and difficult to sustain.

The IVI, based in Seoul, Korea, is the world’s only International Organization solely dedicated to vaccine research and development.

“The IVI has grown rapidly in its short life and we are enthusiastic about this close association with Hawaii Biotech. We believe this partnership will greatly accelerate our work to reduce the burden of dengue in developing countries” said Dr. John Clemens, Director General of IVI.

Hawaii Biotech has a long involvement in development of dengue vaccines and is the only company pursuing a novel approach that relies on p roduction of virus components through genetic technologies. Vaccines made with this modern technology are known for being very safe and effective.

“Hawaii Biotech’s state-of-the-art vaccine protein manufacturing process is ideal to address emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases at their origin in developing countries. We’re delighted to enter into this partnership with PDVI, and appreciate their recognition of our R&D program’s excellence and promise”, commented Leonard Firestone, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Source-Newswis
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Support Services found to Dramatically Impact Pediatric Health Care
2. Pediatricians differ in their opinion of child abuse
3. New Treatment Discovered For Pediatric Cholera
4. Pediatricians Need To Talk To Parents Of Overweight Kids
5. A New Diagnostic Approach To Pediatric Interstitial Lung Disease
6. FDA Accords Priority Review For Pediatric Crohns Disease Drug
7. WHO Updates Outdated Pediatric Growth Charts
8. Pediatricians Resignations Cause Concern at Sale
9. Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians
10. World’s First Pediatric Laparoscopic Liver Surger
11. Pediatric Dental Care Found Wanting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First ... United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell ... facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to ... Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort ... quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s ... the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of ... Farma Brasil as the company,s second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... Manager of Astellas Farma Colombia ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: