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  • TB vaccine trial results offer potential for BCG Revaccination, hope for subunit vaccines

    Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), today announced results from an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained infections in high-risk adolescents. In a prevention-of-infection Phase 2 trial conducted in South Africa, revaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine significantly reduced sustained TB infections in adolescents. An experimental vaccine candidate, H4:IC31, also reduced sustained infections, although not at statistically significant levels.

    19 February 2018 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • The 2017 Pipeline Report

    Treatment Action Group (TAG) announces the launch of its annual research and development landscape analysis: The Pipeline Report: Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

    19 July 2017 | Treatment Action Group
  • Quest for tuberculosis vaccine begins as scientists aim to beat disease by 2035

    In South Africa and beyond, thousands of TB cases emerge each year despite the BCG vaccine. An ambitious plan seeks to end what has become a global epidemic.

    12 January 2016 | The Guardian
  • First results of tuberculosis vaccine candidate MTBVAC very promising

    A phase I safety study of TB vaccine candidate MTBVAC, the first live-attenuated Mycobacterium  tuberculosis-based vaccine to enter clinical trials, shows very good results in the first intermediate analysis.

    18 November 2013 | TuBerculosis Vaccine Initiative
  • TB vaccine business case: lifesaving TB vaccines feasible

    The global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic annually causes 1.4 million deaths and is estimated to cost the global economy €290 billion per year. Vaccines that could prevent people from acquiring, developing and transmitting disease would be the single most effective tool in mitigating this epidemic. Making new TB vaccines available to the world over the next 10-15 years is estimated to cost approximately €600 million, utilizing a highly efficient portfolio approach and adequate funding.

    12 June 2013 | Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative
  • Global scientific experts convene in Cape Town to report on progress toward tuberculosis vaccines

    At a time of growing global concern about the rising level of drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis in South Africa and worldwide, the world's top TB vaccine experts are meeting this week, the first time this scientific forum has been held in Africa, where they will present new research aimed at advancing development of vaccines against the deadly airborne disease.

    25 March 2013 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Injection-free vaccination technique could address global vaccine challenge for diseases such as HIV and malaria

    Scientists at King’s College London have demonstrated the ability to deliver a dried live vaccine to the skin without a traditional needle, and shown for the first time that this technique is powerful enough to enable specialised immune cells in the skin to kick-start the immunising properties of the vaccine.

    11 February 2013 | Kings College London press release
  • Data from Historic Phase IIb Clinical Trial for Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate MVA85A Published in The Lancet

    Vaccine candidate did not provide statistically-significant protection in preventing TB disease in infants previously vaccinated with BCG.

    04 February 2013 | Aeras
  • TB Vaccine Safe but Does Not Confer Protection, Calls for Redoubling Efforts on Global TB Vaccine Portfolio

    The clinical trial of the TB vaccine candidate MVA85A was a Phase IIb safety and efficacy trial in 2,797 infants living in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The candidate was safe and well tolerated in the population tested.

    04 February 2013 | Aeras
  • Revived search for a TB vaccine may be about to pay off

    After nearly 100 years, researchers could be on the verge of finding a vaccine that would eradicate tuberculosis infections, a scourge that kills 1.4 million people a year.

    04 February 2013 | Reuters
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