Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
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BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
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Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.gatesmri.org/
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases—three major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people
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CARB-X [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://carb-x.org/
CARB-X is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
11.20.2019  |
T2 Biosystems Announces Granting of CE-Mark for T2Resistance™ Panel
The T2Resistance Panel is the only direct-from-blood diagnostic designed to detect genetic markers associated with antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
News & Press Releases
CHAI 990 Forms
Published November 21st, 2019

 

EDCTP [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.edctp.org/
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials
Latest news
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News & Press Releases
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European Vaccine Initiative [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
19 November 2019
EU-China vaccine collaboration seminar
EVI together with partners and sponsors from China organised a two-day vaccine collaboration workshop from 9-10 November in Chengdu, China.
Aim of the workshop was to facilitate the interaction between European and Chinese vaccine developers and to inform Chinese participants about applicable regulations and requirements for introducing vaccines from China into Europe and low- and middle income countries.

 

FDA [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
Press Announcements
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Fondation Merieux [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
News, Events
December 3 – 4, 2019 – Geneva (Switzerland)
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
6th GTFCC Working Group on Oral Cholera Vaccine

20 – 22 Jan 2020
Mérieux Foundation co-organized event
Dengue pre-vaccination screening strategies workshop
Les Pensières Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)

 

Gavi [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest news
Meet the newest ambassadors for immunisation: 10,000 Karachi schoolgirls  
Karachi, 22 November 2019 – 10,000 teenage girls gathered at Karachi’s PAF museum this week to learn leadership skills, receive training on basic healthcare and become ambassadors for immunisation as a major typhoid vaccination campaign continues in the city.
The ‘Ab Meri Bari Hai!’ (Now It’s My Turn!) event, run by the Kiran Sitara programme, brought together girls from 58 schools in the city, as well as representatives from government, WHO and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
The girls were also addressed by Samina Baig, the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest, Hajra Khan, Captain of the Pakistan Women’s football team, and Aamina Sheikh, actress and ambassador for the Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education.
A vaccination session for the new Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV) took place after the event, part of a major campaign that aims to vaccinate over 10 million children in Sindh province in two weeks to combat an extensively drug resistant typhoid outbreak…

Gavi congratulates the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for raising vital funds to tackle polio  
Critical pledging moment in Abu Dhabi showcases continued commitment to eradication
Geneva, 21 November 2019 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has congratulated the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) for raising vital funds towards its Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 at a pledging event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
“I want to offer my congratulations to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative on receiving these critical political and financial commitments,” said Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi. “The world has made tremendous progress on polio in little under three decades, thanks in large part to the work led by GPEI and national governments. It is important that we have sufficient resources to ensure that we do not backslide and lose that progress. Polio will remain a threat until every child is protected against this crippling disease.”
In March 2019, the CEO of Gavi became a member of GPEI’s Polio Oversight Board, and in October 2019, the Alliance joined WHO, Rotary International, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an official core partner. Gavi’s work strengthening routine immunisation programmes will be critical in the ongoing fight against polio…

 

GHIT Fund [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 2012 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that No new digest content identified.

 

Global Fund [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News & Stories
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Hilleman Laboratories [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
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IAVI [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
Press Releases
November 18, 2019
Biofabri, IAVI, and SATVI Collaborate on Clinical Trial of TB Vaccine Candidate MTBVAC in South African Adults
Trial to evaluate safety, dosing, and immunogenicity of novel TB vaccine candidate
NEW YORK / PORRIÑO 19 NOVEMBER 2019 — Biofabri, IAVI, and the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) today announced an ongoing clinical trial to further evaluate the novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate MTBVAC in an adult endemic population…

 

 

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities [ICMRA]
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Research
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International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association [IGBA]
https://www.igbamedicines.org/
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IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
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IFRC [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
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IVI [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
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JEE Alliance [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
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MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Latest [Selected Announcements]
Somalia
From malnutrition to tuberculosis: responding to needs in North Gal…
Project Update 21 Nov 2019

Burundi
Cholera epidemic: “Thankfully, my family all came back cured”
Project Update 19 Nov 2019

Somalia
Floods leave thousands of people vulnerable and in need
Project Update 19 Nov 2019

 

National Vaccine Program Office – U.S. HHS [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.hhs.gov/vaccines/about/index.html
NVAC 2020 Meetings
February 13-14, 2020 NVAC Meeting
June 9-10, 2020 NVAC Meeting
September 23-24, 2020 Meeting (Virtual)

 

NIH [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
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PATH [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
Selected Announcements
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
Statements and Press Releases
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UNAIDS [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
21 November 2019
Community groups delivering medicines in remote Central African Republic

19 November 2019
Jamaica: tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination

18 November 2019
Sex workers often not accessing HIV prevention services

 

UNICEF [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Geneva Palais briefing note on children in Syria
This is a summary of what was said by Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
21/11/2019

Statement
UNICEF welcomes renewed commitment to child rights, urges all Member States to leave no child behind
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore
20/11/2019

Statement
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore’s remarks at World Children’s Day 2019
20/11/2019

News note
News note on measles outbreaks across the Pacific Islands
SUVA, 19 November2019: UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country. The Government of Samoa officially declared a state of emergency on 15 November 2019, four weeks into the continuing measles outbreak with more than 1000 suspected cases so far. The epidemic has claimed the lives of 14 children under-five years old and one adult.
Measles outbreaks were also declared in the Kingdom of Tonga on 24 October and in Fiji on 7 November. As of 5 November, 177 cases have been confirmed in Tonga with no deaths. In Fiji, the four confirmed cases and one suspected case were contained in one specific area of Namosi and Serua Subdivision, west of the capital of Suva.
UNICEF has deployed health and communication staff in Samoa to boost the government’s immunization campaign and delivered a total of 110,500 doses of measles containing vaccines (100,000 MR and 10,500 MMR) and 30, 000 Vitamin A tablets. In addition, 6 refrigerators and three emergency response trolleys used as immunization service stations are being shipped to Samoa.
UNICEF has also delivered vaccines to Tonga, Fiji and Niue, and has worked with the governments of Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Niue, Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in conducting their measles immunization campaigns and developing their preparedness plans for an outbreak…

Press release
30 years of child rights: Historic gains and undeniable achievements, but little progress for the world’s poorest children
Urgent action and a recommitment to child rights needed to address age-old and emerging threats
17/11/2019

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
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Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 21 November 2019
How we’re making our meetings more inclusive
by Charlie Gorham and Charlotte Hussey

 

The Wistar Institute [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
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BIO [to 23 Nov 2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
News
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IFPMA [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
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PhRMA [to 23 Nov 2019]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
Website not responding at inquiry.

 

 

Industry Watch
:: Takeda Presents 18-Month Data from Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of Dengue Vaccine Candidate at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 68th Annual Meeting
− Data presented from the pivotal Phase 3 trial include an update on overall efficacy of the vaccine candidate, as well as formal analyses of secondary efficacy endpoints by serotype, baseline serostatus and disease severity −
− 18-month results build upon the efficacy and safety data reported in the 12-month analysis; overall vaccine efficacy remained generally consistent and the trial met all secondary endpoints for which there were a sufficient number of cases; safety and efficacy will be assessed over a total of four and a half years –
− Takeda presented 11 abstracts across its vaccine pipeline at ASTMH, including oral presentations on its dengue and Zika vaccine candidates −
November 23, 2019

:: WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Ireland
DUNDALK, Ireland, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WuXi Biologics (“WuXi Bio”) (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development, and manufacturing, announced that its subsidiary WuXi Vaccines, engaged in human vaccine Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) business, is to invest 240 million USD and build a new vaccine manufacturing facility in Ireland. This investment follows the 20-year manufacturing Letter of Intent (LOI) signed by WuXi Vaccines earlier this year…

:: Advent International to acquire majority stake in Bharat Serums and Vaccines
Investment to strengthen and expand Bharat Serums’ offerings in India and global markets
Transaction is Advent’s seventh investment in the healthcare sector and fifth investment in India in 2019
MUMBAI, INDIA, November 18, 2019 – Advent International (“Advent”), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited (“Bharat Serums” or “BSV”), a biopharmaceutical leader in women’s healthcare, assisted reproductive treatment, critical care and emergency medicine in India and emerging markets…