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Drug Names(s): H5N1 (Avian Flu) Vaccine, H5N1 Vaccine (BAX), H1N1 Vaccine (BAX)
Description: This vaccine is a vero-cell based candidate H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine based on the fully inactivated wild-type H5N1 strain A/Vietnam/1203/2004. The Vero cell line was derived from the kidney of a normal, adult, African green monkey, and has the potential to significantly reduce production time compared to traditional vaccine production methods that use embryonated hens' eggs. The vaccine was developed using a whole-virus process.
In December 2010, Baxter and Takeda announced that the parties have completed a Development, License and Technology Transfer Agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Takeda and Baxter will bring Vero cell culture-based influenza vaccines to the Japanese market.
Nanotherapeutics and Baxter
In December 2014, Baxter International announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its proprietary Vero cell technology and related assets, including its production facility in Bohumil, Czech Republic, to Nanotherapeutics. Financial details were not disclosed.
Partners: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
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