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Profiling Cuban Biotechnology

Yali Friedman, BIO Official Blogger from the BIOtechBlog, will be giving a brief talk on the Cuban Biotechnology industry during a panel at the 2011 BIO International Convention today.  What: Cuban Biotechnology: An Overview of Cuba’s Drug and Vaccine Developments and Innovations When: 2:00 – 2:45pm Where: Room 145B Who: Elaine Scheye, Yali Friedman, Halla Thortsteinsdottir, Pedro Freyre I will be largely citing papers published in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and providing a brief overview and Read More >

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Podcast: Dr. Hervé Tettelin on vaccine development

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Dr. Tettelin, with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Institute for Genome Sciences, discusses his research in reverse vaccinology and as a pioneer of the pan-genome concept. He also discusses how DNA sequencing is evolving and how that impacts vaccine development. Download the podcast

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World Health Day: The Global Impact of Vaccines

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As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines represent one of the most important global health investments. The investment of time, money and dedication has brought enormous benefits to the world. According to the World Health Organization, immunizations save an estimated 2.5 million lives every year from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles. Biotechnology is helping us improve existing vaccines and create new vaccines against infectious agents. Read More >

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Role of Public-Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and Vaccines

Interesting article out of the New England Journal of Medicine entitled The Role of Public-Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and Vaccines. Findings: We found that during the past 40 years, 153 new FDA-approved drugs, vaccines, or new indications for existing drugs were discovered through research carried out in PSRIs [public-sector research institutions]. These drugs included 93 small-molecule drugs, 36 biologic agents, 15 vaccines, 8 in vivo diagnostic materials, and 1 over-the-counter drug. More Read More >

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