The National Institutes of Health (NIH) led study demonstrates the potential of DepoVax as a universal enabler of single dose rPA-based anthrax vaccines
Our research was motivated by the fact that the current anthrax vaccine
has significant limitations and there is great need for a better one," said lead author Nareen Abboud, an Einstein postdoctoral fellow and lead author of the study.
The recently announced $24 million contract with HHS to fund continued development of an anthrax monoclonal antibody; The recently announced notification received from HHS that states the company's proposal to provide 25 million doses of a recombinant anthrax vaccine
is technically acceptable and within the competitive range; and Ongoing discussions with HHS for the continued supply of BioThrax, the only vaccine licensed by the FDA for the prevention of anthrax, for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
Some people, including those with pre-existing medical conditions that kept them from receiving the anthrax vaccine
before and those who develop reactions while taking the vaccine series, may qualify for a medical exemption.
A DOD spokesperson, who asked to remain anonymous, says that a plant-based anthrax vaccine
would be of interest but that such a vaccine would have to be approved by the FDA.
Visitors to the exposed areas should be offered an anthrax vaccine
, and guidelines for unvaccinated visitors should be developed.
Squalene hasn't been approved for use in drugs and has never been included in the UK licensed anthrax vaccine
Phials washed up on a beach yesterday are not the anthrax vaccine
, the Ministry of Defence said.
In the early 1990s, the government chose to contract anthrax vaccine
production to a private company -- a decision that justifiably has been criticized, as the Michigan company that was the sole producer of the anthrax vaccine
has failed FDA certification tests for several years and stopped production.
Military personnel who were vaccinated and then became pregnant deferred additional anthrax vaccine
until after pregnancy.
The anthrax vaccine
hasn't been tested on humans, so Dr.
Colonel Guy Brais, the military judge at the court martial, dismissed the charges, ruling, "the defence has successfully demonstrated that the anthrax vaccine
Dr Drayson said that in response to fears of attacks, Powderject had now resumed production of is smallpox vaccine for the first time in 20 years, and raised output of its anthrax vaccine
And now bosses are in discussion with the Ministry of Defence about actually producing the anthrax vaccine
on site to keep up with increased demand.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for pre-clinical assessment, final manufacturing process development and the supply of clinical materials to support an IND filing and first-in-man dose ranging study of the company's proprietary anthrax vaccine