MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Biological E announces Japanese encephalitis vaccine prequalified by WHO

Biological E, a Hyderabad, India-based biopharmaceutical company, and Valneva SE, a European biotechnology company, announced on Wednesday that their Japanese encephalitis vaccine is now prequalified for global use by the World Health Organization. Read More »

DR Congo could face highest burden of neglected tropical diseases

After close to two decades of population displacement, the Democratic Republic of Congo may face the world's highest burden of neglected tropical disease, according to an editorial recently published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Read More »

Researchers learn how herpes virus stores information

A group of international researchers released data on Tuesday that shows how the herpes virus packages its genetic information during infection. Read More »

Montana Department of Public Health adopts new vaccine tracking system

The Montana Department of Public Health announced a successful transition of its vaccine tracking system from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Tracking System. Read More »

Case Western grants option for malaria diagnostic device

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals signs agreements to acquire Trius, Optimer

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Lexington, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company, announced the acquisition on Tuesday of Trius Therapeutics and Optimer Pharmaceuticals, both of which bring promising drug candidates to Cubist. Read More »

Ghana President Mahama supports GAVI

The GAVI Alliance announced on Tuesday that President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana has offered support in GAVI's mission to save children's lives through vaccination. Read More »

Study suggests one VRE infection can spread throughout county hospitals

A recent study found that vancomycin-resistant enterococci in one hospital can increase the total cases of VRE 2.8 percent throughout that county, leading officials to recommend preventative programs. Read More »

FDA and CDC issue update on cyclosporiasis outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that there are now 397 reported cases of Cyclospora infections in an outbreak affecting 16 states. Read More »

PharmAthene announces merger with Theraclone Sciences

PharmAthene, Inc., an Annapolis, Maryland-based biopharmaceutical company, and Theraclone Sciences, Inc., a Seattle-based monoclonal antibody discovery and development company, announced on Monday that they will merge in an all-stock transaction. Read More »

TB Biosciences Board of Directors gains new member

TB Biosciences, Inc. announced on Thursday that David C. Oxley has joined the company's Board of Directors. Read More »

CIFOR releases new guidelines for foodborne illness incidents

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack were pleased Wednesday by the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response's new guidelines for how to respond to an incident of foodborne illness. Read More »

UNAIDS urges repeal of Sanitary Decree in Greece

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS expressed concern on Wednesday over Greece's reintroduction of a Sanitary Decree that could infringe on human rights and prevent people from getting access to HIV services. Read More »

NIAID awards grant to TechnoVax to develop universal flu vaccine

TechnoVax, Inc., a Tarrytown, New York-based vaccine developer, announced on Thursday that it received a $600,000 small business innovation research grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline publishes vaccine trial data

GlaxoSmithKline published on Thursday patient-level data from recent vaccine trials. Read More »

IDSA and Pew praise Senators for supporting official LPAD legislation

Pew Charitable Trust Senior Director of Drugs and Medical Devices Allan Coukell and IDSA President David Relman commended U.S. Senate representatives Orrin Hatch and Michael Bennet on Wednesday for their support of Limited Population Antibacterial Drug approval. Read More »

GPEI remains encouraged despite recent polio outbreak in Horn of Africa

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative announced on Wednesday that even though there is a polio outbreak in the Horn of Africa, the end of polio is still in sight. Read More »

Merck will continue to support AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

Merck announced on July 29 that it will continue to support state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs through December 31, 2014. Read More »

UNICEF Ambassador Pau Gasol comes back from Iraq

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Indiana updates vaccine requirements for students

Indiana state health officials recently announced its updated state immunization requirements for students from kindergarten through 12th grade include the addition of two chickenpox vaccines. Read More »