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New Molecular Assay Detects Rapidly Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Superbug

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Life Technologies and SATuRN Collaborate to Increase Access to HIV Testing in Africa

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Medicago Inc. and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation Enter into a Strategic Alliance to Develop New Vaccines

Medicago to Receive up to $33 Million in Upfront and Milestone Payments as well as Royalties under a First Agreement to Develop a Rotavirus Vaccine read more

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Zambia / Counterfeit Medicines / Five Mobile Compact Labs to Detect Counterfeit Medicines Presented to Zambia

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UNICEF Racing to Prevent a Full-Scale Humanitarian Crisis in West and Central Africa

One million children at risk of life-threatening malnutrition in Sahel region – $67 million needed for immediate relief efforts read more

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IDRI Supports the First Phase 1 Human Hookworm Vaccine Clinical Trial

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announced its technical support of the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s (Sabin) first ever Phase 1 clinical trial of a human hookworm vaccine candidate, which began last week in Brazil. The trial is a very significant and a critical step toward developing a vaccine that would reduce the global burden of human hookworm by providing effective long-term protection for those who are most at risk. read more

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UN refugee agency warns of potential polio cases in Ethiopian camps

With Famine Crisis Thousands of Somalis Flee to Ethiopia Refugee Camps read more

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Medicago Announces Expansion of Pipeline with the Development of a Vaccine for Rabies

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that it has successfully completed initial studies towards the development of a new VLP vaccine candidate for rabies. Over the past 12 months, as part of the Company’s strategy to further develop a pipeline of products, Medicago has been working diligently to expand the application of its VLP technology to new vaccine targets. Several research-stage products have demonstrated positive results, and the Company is working to advance selected targets into preclinical development, including its rabies vaccine. read more

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