Volume 28, Issue 16, Pages 2799-2916 (1 April 2010)</strong>
<strong>Constructing target product profiles (TPPs) to help vaccines overcome post-approval obstacles</strong>
Bruce Y. Lee, Donald S. Burke
As history has demonstrated, post-approval obstacles can impede a vaccine’s use and potentially lead to its withdrawal. Addressing these potential obstacles when changes in a vaccine’s technology can still be easily made may improve a vaccine’s chances of success. Augmented vaccine target product profiles (TPPs) can help vaccine scientists better understand and anticipate these obstacles and galvanize conversations among various vaccine stakeholders (e.g., scientists, marketers, business development managers, policy makers, public health officials, health care workers, third party payors, etc.) earlier in a vaccine’s development.