October 20, 2009

Novavax, Biocryst to make big moves

Novavax and Avimex are initiating the blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Mexico City to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of Novavax's 2009 H1N1 VLP vaccine in healthy adults. Biocryst Pharma is showing lot of promise with its antiviral drug Peramivir. (after the jump)

The first stage will evaluate the vaccine's safety, immunogenicity and efficacy among 1,000 subjects, including 750 VLP recipients and 250 placebo recipients. Pending favorable results from the first stage, the second stage of the study will be initiated to evaluate the safety of the vaccine in a larger cohort of 3,000 subjects (2,000 vaccine and 1,000 placebo recipients). The primary safety and immunogenicity results are expected within 3 months of the start of this study in January 2010. If the results are clinically acceptable, they will be used to seek registration of Novavax's 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine in Mexico. These data are also expected to support development of the company's pandemic and seasonal flu VLP vaccines in other countries, including the United States.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/novavax-ge-avimex-set-mexico-h1n1-vaccine-trial-2009-10-20?siteid=yhoof2


Watch this video to find out more:
http://www.wral.com/business/story/6241972/DIRECT LINK TO VIDEO

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