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Drug Names(s): ChimeriVax-Dengue, CYD dengue
Description: The ChimeriVax technology utilizes yellow fever virus (YF) 17D vaccine strain capsid and nonstructural genes to deliver the envelope gene of other flaviviruses as live-attenuated chimeric viruses.
Deal Structure: The lead responsibility for clinical testing and development was passed during 2005 to Sanofi pasteur (SP), to whom Acambis licensed worldwide rights.
In July 2008, Sanofi-aventis announced it reached an agreement with Acambis on the terms of a unanimously recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Acambis. The acquisition was completed in September 2008.
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