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Vaccines help prevent the spread of disease by leveraging the immune system. Preventative vaccines help develop immunity to a disease by imitating, but not causing, an infection. Therapeutic vaccines help the body identify and target diseased cells.


5 Recent Developments Advancing Vaccines

As communities continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, vaccines have once again come to the forefront as a critical health care tool.

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A New Era for Vaccines

National Immunization Awareness Month, sponsored every August by the National Public Health Informat…

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Vaccines: Cutting Health Care Costs While Saving Countless Lives

In the United States, 16 diseases are now preventable as a result of childhood vaccines, resulting in an estimated $1.4 trillion in societal costs saved.


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Understanding mRNA Vaccines

Scientists are breaking barriers with mRNA technology, one of the approaches used to develop COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Incredible Power of Immunization

In 1796, the trajectory of our relationship with disease changed permanently when Edward Jenner invented the first vaccine.

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4 Revolutionary Approaches Contributing to the Drop in Cancer Mortality Rate

Since peaking in 1991, the death rate associated with cancer declined by 29%, which translates to 2.9 million fewer cancer deaths.  

What Today’s ‘Unprecedented’ Partnerships May Mean for a COVID-19 Vaccine

In addition to working internally to advance a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Sanofi has joined forces with outside public and private organizations to accelerate the R&D process.

This Scientist Is Working to Develop a Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen is one among dozens of biopharmaceutical companies working around the clock to identify and develop safe and effective vaccines to prevent COVID-19.

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The Innovation Ecosystem Fuels Breakthroughs

Biopharmaceutical research companies are uniquely positioned to take the necessary risks to further advance research into safe and effective treatments for patients.

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The Search for an HIV Vaccine

A snapshot of advancements in HIV treatment since the discovery of the virus in the 1980s.

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How Scientists Plan to Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

Step by step, learn how scientists are aiming to develop a vaccine for COVID-19:

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Progress Against Infectious Diseases: Where Do We Stand?

Over the years, treatments for infectious diseases have grown steadily more complex, and today, our ability to respond to diseases like COVID-19 is radically different than it would have been even a few decades ago.

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Fighting Back Against the Coronavirus

As people across the globe continue to be impacted by COVID-19, the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus, biopharmaceutical companies have rapidly taken action to research and develop potential new medicines, while partnering with public health leaders worldwide, to combat this global public health emergency.

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Researcher Profile: Dr. Yasmeen Agosti

At Pfizer, Yasmeen works to develop maternal vaccines that have the potential to help prevent diseases from affecting at-risk infants.

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Why innovation is vital: My battle with C. difficile

Simon Jenkins, who suffered from C. diff, shares his story and hope for future treatments.

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Researcher Profile Rino Rappuoli

Dr. Rino Rappuoli, a scientist at GSK, has helped pioneer vaccines that can help prevent meningococcal meningitis.

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Researcher Profile: Gokul Swaminathan

Dr. Gokul Swaminathan of Merck researches potential vaccines that can train the body to recognize and kill a pathogen before it ever leads to an infection.

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Researcher Profile: Michael Pride

To demonstrate the incredible work pursued by America's biopharmaceutical researchers, we're sharing the story of Dr. Michael Pride, a Pfizer scientist who is working on preventative vaccines for the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).

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I'm One of the Lucky Ones

Learn about Jamie Schanbaum's near-fatal battle with meningitis, and the importance of getting vaccinated.

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Researcher Profile: Rajeev Venkayya

Dr. Rajeev Venkayya joined Takeda in 2012, to launch the company's global vaccine business.

Study Shows 35 Years of Progress

Study Shows 35 Years of Progress in Treating Infectious Disease

Advances in medicine have helped lower the mortality rate from infectious disease by nearly 19 percent since 1980.

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Vaccines Advancing Human Health

For decades we have seen unparalleled progress in vaccine development, with more than 260 vaccines in the development pipeline to treat and prevent diseases.

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Advancing Patient Care: How Genomics is Transforming Modern Medicine

At a recent event held by The Atlantic, scientists and researchers joined others in the biopharmaceutical industry to discuss genomics' ever-evolving and critically important role in treating disease.

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The Power of Partnership in Genomic Medicine

Leading minds were recently brought together from the biopharmaceutical industry to research organizations continuing the dialogue series around The New Era of Medicine.

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Advancing Our Knowledge and Understanding of Cancer

After centuries without viable cancer treatments, scientists are more hopeful than ever before as they learn more about different types of the disease. We're taking a look at the advancements that have occurred over the last decade.