Seasonal Influenza Activity Increasing Across Europe - H3N2 Dominant Strain
... Recently published data confirms that the H5N1 avian
influenza (bird flu)
strain remains sensitive to ... resistance in multiple distinct
lineages of H5N1 avian
influenza. Infections, Genetics and Evolution. ... (5) Clinical management of human infection with avian
virus. World Health ...
Vaxart Demonstrates Efficacy of Oral Avian Flu Vaccine in Preclinical Studies
... orally-administered vaccine to protect against avian
influenza in a large-animal model -
SAN ... the effectiveness
of an orally-administered avian
flu vaccine designed by Vaxart scientists
using ... or delivery
vehicle, engineered to express avian
flu hemaggluttinin (HA) and a TLR3
ligand as a ...
Isis Announces Award of Up to $8.4 Million in New Government Grants and Contracts to Its Ibis Biosciences Subsidiary for Pathogen Detection and Human Forensics
... assay to identify and differentiate avian
influenza strains, to
distinguish high ... strains, and to aid
in the tracking of avian
influenza transmissions. The contract ... can aid in the monitoring and surveillance of avian
will expand our detection assays to meet ...
GlaxoSmithKline Offers New Purchasing Options to Help Employers Overcome Barriers to Pandemic Stockpiling of Relenza(R)
... and other
and Pandemic Flu
Pandemic flu is a type of ... 1957-58, and 1968-69. H5N1
is a subtype of avian
flu that some experts believe could lead to a ... with influenza A and B.
H5N1 -- a subtype of the avian
flu -- is an influenza type A virus.
In-vitro and ...
Kiwa Bio-Tech 2nd Quarter Revenues Increase 61.7% to $3 Million, Six Month Revenues Top $5.2 Million
... produce Kiwa's AF-01 anti-viral preventative for avian
flu in May. The new firm, Hebei Kiwa Huaxing ... and cure virus-caused diseases, for example, avian
flu and foot-and-mouth disease. To see an ... to Kiwa's AF-01 anti- viral preventative for avian
DuPont Expands Animal Health Solutions Business in Asia
... tested to be effective against the
flu strain, the virus which is now impacting ... of livestock areas and
helping to prevent avian
influenza from spreading.
With continuing outbreaks of avian
influenza in Asia, veterinary
experts have ...
U.S. Government Accepts $192 Million of sanofi pasteur H5N1 Bulk Vaccine Antigen for Pandemic Stockpile
... of vaccine to protect against a new strain of avian
Pasteur has a multi- year ... the virus
across continents. This strain of avian
influenza H5N1 virus is the strain
that currently ... with the
first and only U.S. licensed avian
influenza vaccine for humans and has
MIT explains spread of 1918 flu
... have explained why two mutations in the H1N1 avian
flu virus were critical for viral transmission in ... a cone. To infect humans the MIT team found that avian
flu viruses must gain the ability to bind to the ... in monitoring the HA mutations in the H5N1 avian
flu strains currently circulating in Asia. These ...
BioCryst Reports Preliminary Results From a Phase II Clinical Trial of Peramivir in Subjects With Acute Influenza
... with seriously compromised immune systems. avian
influenza A viruses of H5N1 subtype are ... that all species of birds are susceptible to avian
domestic poultry, including ... at least 328 people have been infected
with H5N1 avian
influenza, of which at least 200 have died. ...
Vaxart Begins Animal Testing of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Candidate
... compare performance of the research-grade H1N1 vaccine to its successful avian
flu vaccine as a first step towards potential human clinical testing.
... of later vaccinations. The company has previously demonstrated that its avian
flu prototype vaccine has the ability to protect animals from lethal ...
Avian Adenovirus Genotyping Diagnostic Service
... genotyping diagnostic service to facilitate the identification of avian
adenovirus from tissue samples taken from commercial poultry flocks. The ... to announce the launch of a novel genetic typing analysis service for avian
adenovirus infections in domestic poultry.
Although often implicated ...
First H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine, Replikins-Based, Is Ready Now for Testing Worldwide
... host populations: the lethal Taura virus in shrimp populations, and the avian
flu (H5N1) in chicken populations. The company's closely related Replikins vaccine against H5N1 avian
flu, produced in a 7-day period, was recently tested at the University of ...
H1N1 Influenza "Swine Flu" Peptide Vaccine Now Available For Testing Worldwide
... viral outbreaks: the lethal Taura virus with shrimp populations and the avian
flu (H5N1) with chicken populations. The company's closely related Replikins vaccine against avian
flu, produced in a 7 day period, was recently tested at the University of ...
CEL-SCI's L.E.A.P.S. Technology Shows Potential to Treat Swine Influenza in Preclinical Studies
... pandemic influenza, such as the "Spanish Influenza" and more recently in avian
flu, patients with stronger immune systems had a greater chance of dying ... the very young and very old most severely, swine flu may be more like the avian
flu which hits people in their prime more severely.
The L.E.A.P.S. ...
NOVAVAX Announces Publication of a Preclinical Study Demonstrating that a Virus-like Particle Vaccine Provided Protection Against Highly Pathogenic H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza Strains
... strain protected against both the Spanish flu and a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian
influenza strain. The study, published in the March 25, 2009 online issue ... also protected against a lethal dose of a contemporary, highly pathogenic avian
influenza subtype H5N1 virus strain, isolated from a fatal human case in ...
Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Avian Influenza Vaccine Development
... Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation to support continued development of an avian
influenza vaccine that
uses transient plant-based technology. CMB will develop vaccines against
highly pathogenic avian
influenza viruses of H5N1 subtype, and work to advance
Cleveland Clinic Recognizes New Strategies for Creating Vaccines for Avian Flu as a Top Ten Medical Innovation for 2009
... Novavax uses strategies to create vaccines for avian
flu through genetically-engineered virus-like particles (VLPs)
(Nasdaq: NVAX ) announced today that its strategy for treating avian
through genetically-engineered virus-like particles (VLPs) was ranked ...
Canopus Biopharma and Leading Chinese Researcher Team Up to Treat Avian Influenza, to Prevent Possible Pandemic
... Drugs to Begin
Testing in U.S. Animal Models
An internationally renowned avian
influenza expert today hailed
"encouraging and exciting" results from ... "The global distribution of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian
has caused the World Health Organization to show its profound ...
New strategies against bird flu
... and infectious agents such as anthrax, lung plague, SARS, and H5N1 avian
influenza may cause severe and often lethal lung failure with similar ... failure of the lungs. Surprisingly, mice challenged with inactivated H5N1 avian
influenza virus also dveloped the full reaction. On the other hand, mutant ...
Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R)
... to patients as part of its Rapid
Response Protocol for human cases of H5N1 avian
"Roche supports the public health community in its goal ... (such as those that may be involved in a pandemic or associated
flu) cannot be predicted.
In post-marketing experience, rare cases of ...
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Announces EUFLEXXA(TM) as Title Sponsor of the National Senior Games Hockey Championships and the GeezerJock of the Year Award
... HA product available today. In addition, since it is not
derived from an avian
source (chicken or rooster combs), the risk of
reactions related to avian
proteins is eliminated.(2-7)
EUFLEXXA(TM) received PMA approval from the ...
GelVac(TM) Nasal Powder H5N1 (Bird Flu) Influenza Vaccine Passes Preclinical Toxicology Studies
... homes and self-administered in the event of a pandemic outbreak
The toxicology studies were conducted at Charles River ... a nasal powder vaccine using its GelVac(TM) formula
with the H5N1 avian
flu antigen. This work is partially funded by two
grants from NIAID ...
New target for anti-flu drug development
... target is the flu protein M2, long known to be highly conserved between avian
and human strains of the virus. Scientists at Cure Lab found that this M2 ... to be used for the treatment of flu.
Membranes covering human and avian
cells do not allow ions to move in and out of the cell freely, thus ...
A Large-Scale Research Project by a Dutch Consortium Addressing a Global Problem
... available for other important human
respiratory viral diseases such as avian
influenza, pandemic influenza and
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ... whole- or
split-virus vaccines. Vaccines for the highly pathogenic avian
(HPAI) strain H5N1, which may well be the basis of the next ...
China-Biotics, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2009 Financial Results
... as bulk additives for poultry feed products.
These bulk additives will be used in several of Dabeinong's products and will
help enhance the avian
immune system and increase poultry survival and egg
production rates in commercially raised poultry.
In June 2009, China-Biotics attended ...
Enigma Diagnostics Announces Successful Evaluation of the Enigma FL by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency
... to many other veterinary pathogens, such as TB in cattle, bacterial infections and other viral infections, such as foot and mouth disease and avian
influenza. Allowing vets to use advanced molecular diagnosis in the field will enhance their efficiency in managing endemic and exotic disease ...
Springborn Deploys eStudy(TM) Hosted Solution for Management of Global Environmental Testing
... testing services for the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and specialty and industrial chemical industries. Its testing services include avian
toxicology , ecotoxicology, environmental fate and metabolism , product and analytical chemistry services. Visit www.springbornsmithers.com ...
SANYO Donates Air Purification Systems Effective Against Flu Viruses to New York Airports and Schools
... . The technology has also been proven effective in suppressing a number of influenza strains, including avian
or bird flu and the seasonal flu. In addition, electrolyzed water has proven effective in significantly reducing the level of viable airborne ...
CEL-SCI Developing Immune-Based Treatment Against Swine and Other H1N1 Flu Viruses Using Proprietary L.E.A.P.S. Technology
... the disease as it appears that, unlike the normal flu which affects the very young and very old most severely, swine flu may be more like the avian
flu which hits people in their prime more severely.
In addition, LEAPS conjugates may be used to potentially overcome the virus' mutations by ...
Biomedical Sciences Companies Expanding in Asia Invested More Than US$500 Million in Singapore
... licensing deals for its products:
-- Micro-Kit, an all-in-one device that allows for rapid, easy, affordable
tests for cancer, avian
flu and other infectious diseases, licensed to
-- Virtual Reaction Chamber, affordable micro fluidics real time PCR
Novavax Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
... an investigational H1N1 VLP vaccine based on the 1918 Spanish influenza strain protected against both the Spanish flu and a highly pathogenic H5N1 avian
Announced the initiation of enrollment in the second Phase II study of its trivalent seasonal influenza VLP vaccine ...
Meso Scale Diagnostics' Point of Care Influenza Test Led to the First Identification of A(H1N1) Swine Flu Infection
... Test is designed to additionally identify influenza A infections by subtype, differentiating between common human A(H1N1), common human A(H3N2) and avian
A(H5N1) influenza strains.
The MSD Point of Care Influenza Test has been granted an investigational device exemption by the U.S. Food and Drug ...
Medicago initiates work on Swine Flu strain
... According to the World Health Organization ("WHO"), a genetic analysis shows this new flu strain is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian
viruses and has the potential of becoming a pandemic. The Company has already expressed VLPs of the following pandemic strains in plants: Singapore ...
China-Biotics, Inc. Supplies Probiotics as Additive for Poultry Feed
... lactobacillus acidophilus and
streptococcus faecalis. These bulk additives will be used in several of
Dabeinong's products and will help enhance the avian
immune system and
increase poultry survival and egg production rates in commercially raised
"We are delighted to supply probiotics to ...
Viroblock SA Reports Positive Results of Preclinical Studies in Antiviral Nasal Spray
... transmission technology.
Its patented VCCD technology allegedly inactivates all families and
strains of enveloped viruses, like human and avian
influenzas, RSV, SARS,
AIDS, Ebola and smallpox viruses, and leverages a mechanism of action that
limits the development of any viral resistance and ...
Aethlon Medical Announces Data Supported Strategy to Increase Hepatitis-C (HCV) Cure Rates
... bioterror and pandemic threats. These include: Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF), H5N1 avian
influenza (Bird Flu), the reconstructed 1918 influenza virus (r1918), West Nile virus (WNV), and Vaccinia and Monkeypox (MPV), which both serve as ...
Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections
... anti-viral immune response.
Researchers have found that PS is exposed on the outer membrane of cells infected with HIV, influenza (including avian
flu), herpes simplex viruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, measles and members of the small pox and rabies virus families.
Dr. Barton Haynes, ...
Confirmation of Bogoch Replikins Influenza Patents by Harvard-CDC and Scripps-Crucell Data
... of synthetic vaccines in development at the Company.
1. Sui, J. et al. "Structural and functional bases for broad-spectrum neutralization of avian
and human influenza A viruses." Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, published online: Feb. 22, 2009, doi:10.1038-nsmb.1566.
2. Ekeirt, D.C. ...
Lakewood-Amedex, Inc. Appoints William J. Robison, Former Executive Vice President of Pfizer, as Board Member
... and others, and patents covering certain proprietary products targeting pandemic viral infections including, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), human and avian
influenza, Hepatitis B and C and other clinical indications. The Company anticipates initiating human clinical trials for topical use of its Nu-3 ...
Schering-Plough Announces Collaboration With World Health Organization to Provide Access to Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Technology to Developing Countries
... chairman and CEO, said, "This project demonstrates Schering-Plough's strong commitment to innovation and to providing access to medicines. The avian
influenza virus is already affecting several developing countries, making pandemic influenza vaccine preparedness a global health priority. Our ...