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Jun 30, 2021

Journal reports Maryland biotech company’s malaria vaccine as safe

Researchers from Rockville biotech company Sanaria Inc. and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are making progress in the development of highly protective malaria vaccines.

Jun 23, 2021

Investor sues Emergent BioSolutions for alleged fraud, seeks class action

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.’s ruination of 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine at its Baltimore plant was not as unexpected as the Gaithersburg-based company would have the public believe, an investor has alleged in a potential class-action lawsuit accusing the business of having committed securities fraud. Alan I. Roth claims Emergent knew the federal government was […]

May 24, 2021

Howard University receives $10M grant for public service law

Welcome to Monday, the 86th anniversary of the first night Major League Baseball game. Here are some news items to start your week. — Howard University School of Law receives $10 million grant for public service law scholarships and training. — European Union sues drug maker AstraZeneca for more COVID-19 vaccine doses. — Six factors […]

Oct 20, 2020

Maryland’s vaccine plan calls for two phases

First responders and the elderly will be the first to receive a vaccination against the coronavirus — when one becomes available — under a plan released Tuesday by Gov. Larry Hogan. The two-phase plan would prioritize those more likely to be exposed or who are more likely to suffer from the most severe effects of […]

Mar 10, 2020

Novavax gets $4M for COVID-19 vaccine, teams with Emergent

A Gaithersburg drug company has received $4 million in funding from a nongovernmental organization to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and is teaming with another Gaithersburg drug company for development and manufacturing.

Oct 8, 2018

Valneva gets FDA approval for shorter dosing schedule for vaccine

Valneva US has received FDA approval for a shorter dosing regimen for its Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine, allowing patients to protect themselves in less time.

Jun 8, 2016

Novavax adding up to 850 jobs in Montgomery County

A Gaithersburg-based vaccine company is planning to expand its local operations and create as many as 850 new jobs, state officials announced Wednesday. Novavax, which already has 400 full-time employees, signed a lease last month for 150,000 additional square feet of space in Gaithersburg to expand its laboratory and manufacturing operations. The company is working […]

Joan Carter Conway
Mar 12, 2015

‘Don’t take it and die’

The chairwoman of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is ok with those who don't want to get vaccinated. She just doesn't want those who don't to expose her to anything.

Clifford Shoemaker
Nov 18, 2014

‘Vaccine court’ keeps claimants waiting

A system Congress established to speed help to Americans harmed by vaccines has instead heaped additional suffering on thousands of families, The Associated Press has found.

Oct 29, 2014

FDA OKs Pfizer meningitis vaccine

(AP) Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration says it cleared Pfizer’s Trumenba to prevent a subtype of Meningococcal disease in people ages 10 to 25. The bacteria infect the bloodstream and attack the lining […]

Oct 23, 2014

U.S. gives Profectus grants for Ebola vaccine

Profectus BioSciences Inc., of Baltimore, a pharmaceutical company, has received a three-year, $8.5 million grant — along with Galveston National Laboratory, of Texas — to develop an Ebola vaccine. Profectus’ VesiculoVax vaccine, designed for combating biowarfare threats, could also “have application with regard to protecting civilians and military personnel against highly lethal emerg[...]

Oct 9, 2014

UM researchers test Ebola vaccine on humans

The University of Maryland School of Medicine launched human trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mali this week.

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