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Risk Factor: For Patients With a Genetic Syndrome That Predisposes Them to Many Cancers, a New Vaccine Could Be a Lifesaver

One of the most common causes of hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome affects some 1.1 million Americans, who face a lifetime risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent as well as elevated rates of many other cancers, including of the endometrium, kidneys, ovaries and prostate. Patients seldom learn they carry the mutations associated with… Read More »

WuXi Biologics doubles down on Ireland, will build vaccine plant there

WuXi Biologics last year selected Europe for its first manufacturing site outside of China. It turns out it likes its Ireland location so much that its vaccine JV will build a plant next door.  WuXi Vaccines last week won approval to build a 15,520-square-meter, three-story vaccine manufacturing facility next to where it is building its… Read More »

First vaccine to protect against Ebola

EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union for Ervebo (rVSVΔG-ZEBOV-GP), the first vaccine for active immunisation of individuals aged 18 years and older at risk of infection with the Ebola virus. “This is an important step towards relieving the burden of this deadly disease,” said Guido Rasi, EMA’s Executive Director. “The CHMP’s… Read More »