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Flu vaccine development

4th May 2006

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department have awarded five companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, more than $1 billion (540 million pounds) in contracts to develop new and better influenza vaccines.

The companies will all work to develop cell based-vaccines to fight influenza; GlaxoSmithKline was awarded $274.75 million (148.60 million pounds), MedImmune was awarded $169.46 million, Novartis AG won $220.51 million, DynPort vaccine, working with Baxter International Inc. , won $40.97 million and Solvay won $298.59 million.

 

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