ID Biomedical receives clearance for Fluviral clinical testing in the U.S [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 7, 2005 from ID Biomedical Corporation
ID Biomedical Corporation (TSX: IDB - News; NASDAQ: IDBE - News) announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin immediate clinical testing of its ...
Flu vaccine supplier Chiron in danger of losing plant´s U.S. license [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 30, 2004 from The Kansas City Star (via http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/nation/1052505)
Owners of a Liverpool, England, flu vaccine plant are trying to convince U.S. regulators they can reduce contamination in time to produce doses for next year.
Failure to do so could mean the loss of the ...
Japan:New test agent to detect bird flu infection in 30 minutes [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 25, 2004 from Japan Today (via http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&id=323057)
Clinical diagnostic maker Eiken Chemical Co and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases jointly launched sales Friday of reagent that is able to detect bird flu virus infection in birds or humans ...
EU Commission announces new animal health strategy [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 23, 2004 from EUbusiness (via http://www.eubusiness.com/EUnews/animals.2004-12-22)
An initiative to set up a new EU animal health strategy to improve the prevention and control of animal diseases in the EU has been announced by European Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner, Markos ...
Japan bans South Korean poultry after first human bird flu infection confirmed [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 23, 2004 from AFX (via http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/041222/323/f9391.html)
Japan confirmed its first human case of bird flu Wednesday and said four other people were suspected of catching the disease which has gripped Southeast Asia, but none of them have developed symptoms.Japan ...
Singapore may lift ban on Perak ducks in early 2005 [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 20, 2004 from Channelnewsasia (via http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/vi)
Singapore could lift the ban on Perak ducks early next year, said Singapore representatives at an ASEAN meeting on bird flu. The ban, which was imposed after an outbreak of bird flu in Malaysia, disrupted ...
China:Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Signs Avian Flu Vaccine Co-Development Agreement with China Centre of Disease Control and Prevention [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 17, 2004 from businesswire
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. ("Sinovac") ("the Company") (AMEX:SVA) announces that it has signed an Avian Flu Vaccine Co-development Agreement with China Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).
Aventis, Chiron to Test Bird Flu Vaccine on Humans [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 12, 2004 from Reuters (via http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&)
Aventis-Pasteur and Chiron Corp are due to start human testing of a vaccine against bird flu as early as this month, a World Health Organization official said on Saturday, to try to prevent a pandemic ...
US:Kentucky reports first case of flu [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 8, 2004 from www.ucadvocate.com (via http://www.ucadvocate.com/articles/stories/public/200412/08/)
A Northern Kentucky lab reported the first positive influenza culture to the Department for Public Health this week, indicating the presence of flu in the state. The Department for Public Health reported ...
Avian influenza - a notifiable pig disease for the future? [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 8, 2004 from National Pig Association,UK (via http://www.thepigsite.com/LatestNews/Default.asp?AREA=Latest)
UK - Recent discussions with Defra´s exotic disease division indicate a need to formulate a control policy in the event of avian influenza entering the country.
No case has so far been reported of ...
ID Biomedical Gets U.S. Flu Vaccine Deal [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 7, 2004 from Reuters
ID Biomedical Corp. (IDB.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) (IDBE.O: Quote, Profile, Research) signed a distribution deal for its Fluviral drug that could reap sales of up to $2.5 billion over a decade and ...
Malaysia:Blood taken from birds to screen for avian flu
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 2, 2004 from The Star (via http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2004/12/2/nation/)
Officers of the Penang Veterinary Services Department have taken blood samples from an unspecified number of hill mynas reared by a bird dealer in Seberang Prai to screen for the H5N1 strain of the deadly ...
Russians pioneer flu vaccine manufacture
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 19, 2004 from The Financial Times (via http://news.ft.com/cms/s/4aaf4664-3906-11d9-bc76-00000e2511c)
A Russian company has taken a lead in the race to manufacture flu vaccine without using chicken eggs.
Petrovax, founded by Moscow scientists, plans to produce 20m doses of vaccine next year at a new factory ...
Positive Outcome of Phase I DNA Influenza Study [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 18, 2004 from PowderMed Ltd
PowderMed Ltd (PowderMed), a company focusing on the development of therapeutic DNA vaccines has announcedpositive results in a Phase I clinical trial of a proprietary prophylacticDNA influenza vaccine. ...
ID Biomedical exec believes Canada will fund development of H5N1 vaccine
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 16, 2004 from CP
The chief executive of Canada´s pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturer says he believes the federal government will fund development and testing of a candidate vaccine for the avian flu strain known ...
Japan to fund clinical testing of new influenza vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 13, 2004 from yahoo news (via http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041113/kyodo/d86amer80.html)
Japan plans to provide several hundred million yen to four Japanese drugmakers for the clinical testing of new influenza vaccines, starting from next year, World Health Organization officials said Friday. ...
Informal Meeting of WHO, Influenza Vaccine Manufacturers, National Licensing Agencies, and Governmental Representatives on Influenza Pandemic Vaccines
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 12, 2004 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/meeting2004_11_08/e)
Vaccines have never been available during influenza pandemics, including the last two, in 1957 and 1968, when annual influenza vaccination against epidemic strains was fully established. ...
Nanogen Announces Clinical Diagnostic to Simultaneously Detect Multiple Respiratory Viruses [Primary member]
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 11, 2004 from businesswire
Nanogen, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGEN),developer of advanced diagnostic products, announced today that it isdeveloping new analyte specific reagents (ASRs) for clinical referencelaboratories to develop and validate ...
Glaxo, Sanofi, Chiron Urged by UN to Help Combat Bird Flu Virus
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 11, 2004 from bloomberg
The World Health Organization is urging drugmakers including GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Sanofi-Aventis SA and Chiron Corp. to join in developing a vaccine to stop Asia´s deadly bird flu virus from triggering ...
review:A global game of CHICKEN
submitted by kickingbird at Nov, 2, 2004 from Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
A global game of CHICKEN
Joy Powell, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
November 1, 2004
In Thailand, chickens roam freely around thatched houses and on small farms. Farmers kill and dress ...
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