Hepatitis B

J&J partners with startup for DNA vaccine, hand-held device to treat HBV in $85M+ deal

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has paired up with Ichor Medical Systems to develop and market DNA-based vaccine products to treat chronic hepatitis B (HBV). The partners will use the startup's TriGrid electroporation technology for clinical administration of a DNA vaccine.
 
 
Undefined

La confiance des médecins dans la vaccination, point clef pour l'application des recommandations vaccinales

Ces dernières années, un accroissement préoccupant d'opinions défavorables à la vaccination a été constaté dans la population générale en France. Plusieurs controverses ont eu lieu depuis la fin des années 1990 :
 
  • maladies neurodégénératives et vaccination contre l'hépatite B,
  • remise en cause de la vaccination contre la grippe pandémique A(H1N1)pdm09,
  • plaintes pénales à propos d'événements indésirables attribués à la vaccination contre les papillomavirus,
  • mise en cause de l'aluminium présent dans certains vaccins.
Undefined

As WHO drafts its global health strategies, a need to reconsider viral hepatitis response

The World Health Organization recently announced that it was seeking input on the three global health sector strategies — HIV and AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection — it was drafting until April 30. The strategies, which will cover 2016-2021, will be finalized at the 69th World Health Assembly in 2016.
 
Undefined

HBV: React Before the Virus Does

Let me begin by paraphrasing Santayana: "Those who cannot recognize the past are condemned to repeat it."
 
I refer specifically to the importance of recognizing past infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) to forestall reactivation of clinically significant viral hepatitis during immunosuppressive therapy.
 
Undefined

Immunization coverage

Key facts
 
  • Immunization prevents illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases including cervical cancer, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus.
  • Global vaccination coverage is holding steady.
  • Immunization currently averts an estimated 2 to 3 million deaths every year.
  • But an estimated 21.8 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines.
 
Overview
 
Undefined

New progress with oral hepatitis B vaccine

Researchers from Applied Biotechnology Institute and Iowa State University have made progress in developing an oral hepatitis B vaccine delivered via genetically modified corn that would require no refrigeration and cost less than $1 per dose to manufacture.
 
The majority of vaccines that are created are developed with inactivated or weakened pathogens made with eggs, but the new vaccine uses genetically modified corn to create virus-like hepatitis B particles that are non-infectious.
 
Undefined

Tensions d’approvisionnement des vaccins contre la coqueluche : adaptation de la stratégie vaccinale

Le Haut Conseil de santé publique (HCSP) vient de publier un avis sur l'adaptation de la stratégie vaccinale face aux difficultés d'approvisionnement des vaccins combinés contenant la valence coqueluche (avis du 25 février 2015).
 
Undefined

Protection Without a Vaccine

Last month, a team of scientists announced what could prove to be an enormous step forward in the fight against H.I.V.
 
Scientists at Scripps Research Institute said they had developed an artificial antibody that, once in the blood, grabbed hold of the virus and inactivated it. The molecule can eliminate H.I.V. from infected monkeys and protect them from future infections.
 
Undefined

At long last, Sanofi launches low-cost pentavalent in India

It's been a long road for Shan5, the low-cost pentavalent from Sanofi-owned Shantha Biotechnics. Now, after manufacturing tie-ups four years ago cost the company a $340 million contract to supply the vaccine, it's finally rolling out the product in India.
 
With the launch, 27 million babies born annually in India will now have access to the 5-in-1 shot, which protects children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hib and hepatitis B, according to Shantha CEO Harish Iyer.
 
Undefined

de nouvelles armes pour lutter contre les hépatites

Les hépatites virales sont des maladies du foie silencieuses qui passent souvent inaperçues. Elles peuvent dans certains cas (hépatite B ou C) devenir une maladie chronique pouvant entraîner des complications graves comme la cirrhose ou le cancer du foie. C'est ce qui en fait la gravité."
 
Undefined

Pages