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Drug Names(s): Mtb72F/AS02A
Description: Mtb72F/AS02A is a TB vaccine that contains a polyprotein derived from two known M. tuberculosis antigens adjuvanted with AS02A.
GSK and Aeras
In October 2005, GlaxoSmithKline and Aeras announced a new public-private partnership to develop GSK Biologicals' tuberculosis candidate vaccine Mtb72F/AS02A.
Over the coming months, GSK and Aeras plan to move forward with additional safety and immunogenicity trials in Europe involving adults previously infected with TB or vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette-Gurin (BCG). The plan is then to begin studies in Africa and other locations to test the safety and efficacy of the vaccine candidate in populations highly affected by TB. GSK, who will provide its candidate vaccine, will be responsible for conducting these clinical trials.
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