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Focetria (with M59 adjuvant)
Drug Names(s): H1N1 Vaccine (NVS), Foclivia, M59 adjuvanted pandemic flu vaccine
Description: Focetria is a pandemic flu vaccine containing viral surface antigens (haemagglutinin and neuraminidase) and the squalene-based adjuvant M59. Like other pandemic flu vaccines, it followed a regulatory pathway involving the demonstration of an immune response using a mock-up vaccine that employed antigens from an available flu strain (a Vietnamese strain of H5N1 influenza). The currently marketed form was prepared in response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and contains antigens from that strain.
Novartis and CSL
In October 2014, Novartis entered into a definitive agreement to divest its influenza vaccines business to CSL Limited (CSL) for an agreed price of USD 275 million. This transaction requires regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second half of 2015.
In August 2015, CSL announced that it has closed ts transaction to acquire Novartis global influenza vaccine business for a cash consideration of US$275 million.
Focetria (with M59 adjuvant) News
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