Dengue vaccine to be out soon

Monday, June 17, 2013

CEBU, Philippines – A vaccine for the prevention of dengue may soon be released before 2016.

After 20 years of clinical study, Sanofi Pasteur, said their dengue vaccine is now in the final stage or Phase 3 of clinical development and they expect to release the vaccine soon.

“Today we are very excited to be in the last stage of clinical development. We are confident that we will be the first with a dengue vaccine within a few years. A dengue vaccine will fulfill an unmet medical need and change the lives of millions of people across the world,” said Olivier Charmeil, the president and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur, in a statement.

Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines.

The dengue vaccine has been evaluated in clinical studies on adults and children in the United States, Asia and Latin America during phases 1 and 2 of the development.

Source: The Philippine Star (link opens in a new window)

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