panflu Stats Forum Indexpanflu Stats
Influenza Pandemic Science, Statistics and News
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in            Calendar

NEWS:
Novartis, Glaxo Vax Manufacturing Updates

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    panflu Stats Forum Index -> Vaccine Development
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mixin



Joined: 15 Dec 2007
Posts: 1419
:


Items

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Novartis, Glaxo Vax Manufacturing Updates Reply with quote

Novartis has nabbed $486 million from the U.S. government for its flu-vaccine plant for Holly Springs, North Carolina, where it will churn out vaccine for seasonal flu and gear up for production of a pandemic vaccine. The company had already won a $220 million HHS grant for the project in 2006 and broke ground on it last May.

The $486 million, eight-year contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services covers construction and operation of the plant, the Associated Press reports. By 2012, more than 300 people will work there, trying to devise a new flu shot using cell cultures. The aim is to make it possible to quickly turn out vaccines against new strains of flu virus.

And therein lies the pandemic portion of this deal: This plant will be working toward methods that could produce 150 million doses of a new vaccine within six months. As you know, scientists have been worrying that the H5N1 avian flu might mutate into a form easily transmissible among humans
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

GSK unveils $300M vax facility for U.S. market push
January 8, 2009 7:32am ET | By John Carroll
GlaxoSmithKline unveiled a $300 million vaccine manufacturing facility it's developing in Pennsylvania as it gears up for a major push into the U.S. market. While a host of vaccine manufacturers have been moving outside the U.S., Glaxo says that it is moving vaccine manufacturing closer to the U.S. market, where it could more easily meet any demand triggered by a sudden flu pandemic.

"We really believe that Marietta will be a unique and premiere facility in our global network," Peter Lammers, vice president of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine-business unit, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Twenty years ago Glaxo had only one vaccine available in the U.S. Today it has 11, including a rotavirus vaccine and the flu vaccine Fluarix. An FDA inspection of the plant is scheduled for this year and GSK says the facility will be fully operational in 2013.

http://www.fiercevaccines.com/story/gsk-unveils-300m-vaccine-facility-u-s-market-push/2009-01-08
_________________
https://twitter.com/mixin1771
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    panflu Stats Forum Index -> Vaccine Development All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
panflu Stats topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
FREE FORUM HOSTING by AtFreeForum. Terms of Service - Privacy Policy
FASHION ACCESSORIES - BLING BLING - LADIES WATCHES - KOREAN CHILDREN CLOTHING - ONLINE BARGAIN STORE - FASHION JEWELLERIES