Chick Eggs Cannot Yield Enough Vaccine For Pandemic: NYAS Swine Flu Mtg.
If preparation for a possible pandemic is ever going to be sufficient, drug makers need to push for FDA approval of adjuvants and novel technologies in which influenza vaccines can be created, according to a panel of experts
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The Flucelvax flu vaccine is the first approved in the U.S. that is derived from cell-based technology instead of the traditional egg-based process. It will be made at Novartis’ Holly Springs, N.C. plant.
New processes would speed vaccine production and could improve on efficacy.