News & Perspective

Jun 27, 2005

Jun 27, 2005

Momentum builds for cell-culture flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – You've got to gather a lot of eggs to supply the world with influenza vaccine, but that might change before long.

May 04, 2006

May 04, 2006

US awards $1 billion for cell-based flu vaccines

(CIDRAP News) – In an effort to modernize vaccine production while preparing for an influenza pandemic, the US government today awarded five contracts totaling more than $1 billion to develop cell-based technologies for making flu vaccines.

Jun 13, 2007

Jun 13, 2007

EU approves Novartis's cell-based flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The European Union (EU) has approved Novartis's seasonal influenza vaccine, Optaflu, putting the Swiss company in a position to become the first to market a flu vaccine grown in cell culture rather than eggs.

Feb 13, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Because of a suboptimal match between this year's flu vaccine and circulating influenza B viruses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three strains used in flu vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.

Nov 18, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Flu Scan for Nov 18, 2014

Global flu activity
H5N8 outbreak in UK
New H5N1 death in Egypt
LAIV uptake in children

Oct 07, 2015

Oct 07, 2015

News Scan for Oct 07, 2015

More cucumber salmonellosis
H3N2 and flu vaccines
Meningococcal group B

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

News Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Long-term Lyme treatment
Flu vaccination and lower stillbirth levels
Guinea Ebola update
More Saudi MERS

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