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An effort to counter infectious diseases in children

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GlaxoSmithKline and Biological E. announce joint venture to develop combination vaccine for India and other developing countries.

 

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Biological E Limited (Biological E.), an Indian vaccines company, recently announced an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) for the early stage research and development of a six-in-one combination paediatric vaccine to help protect children in India and other developing countries from polio and other infectious diseases.

If approved, the vaccine, which would combine GSK’s injectable polio vaccine (IPV) and Biological E’s pentavalent vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (whole cell pertussis), hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type b, could be the first of its kind. The vaccine would enable fewer injections for children thereby improving compliance in immunisation schedules. The fully liquid formulation of the vaccine also means it would be ready to use with no additional ingredients or materials required, freeing up space at local storage facilities.

Christophe Weber, President of GSK Vaccines said “This agreement is fully aligned to GSK’s vision of providing high quality vaccines to those in need and by leveraging Biological E’s strengths, this particular vaccine has the potential to play a significant role in the fight against polio.”

Vijay Kumar Datla, Chairman Biological E. said “We expect to leverage this partnership to accelerate the development of the hexavalent vaccine and make IPV accessible for developing countries in the post eradication phase for polio. We hope to continue playing our part in support of the public health community.”

Completion of the transaction is expected in 2013, subject to several conditions including regulatory approval of the JV.

 

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