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Bavarian Nordic Receives European Marketing Authorization for IMVANEX Smallpox Vaccine

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013
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First smallpox vaccine granted market authorization in all EU member states.

Bavarian Nordic A/S announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for IMVANEX® (MVA-BN) for active immunization against smallpox disease for the general adult population, including people with weakened immune systems (people diagnosed with HIV or atopic dermatitis). The authorization covers all 27 European Union member states and European Economic Area countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

IMVANEX will be made available for governments to purchase and use in accordance with official national recommendations.

“The marketing authorization of IMVANEX marks a significant milestone for our company and our MVA-BN vaccine technology platform, which we have taken from early research through regulatory approval and now serves as the foundation for multiple candidates in our development pipeline,” said Anders Hedegaard, President and CEO of Bavarian Nordic. “We are delighted to receive our first regulatory product approval, and we look forward to working with the European governments to address the requirements for their national preparedness plans, focusing on the advantages that IMVANEX brings in terms of safety and administration for people at risk.”

IMVANEX is the only smallpox vaccine approved through the centralized procedure and available to all EU member states. Known as IMVAMUNE® in the U.S., it has been developed under contracts with the U.S. Government. To-date, Bavarian Nordic has manufactured and delivered 17 million doses of the vaccine to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for emergency use in immune compromised individuals, such as people with atopic dermatitis and HIV who are not recommended to receive conventional, replicating smallpox vaccines. IMVANEX has also been supplied to other government stockpiles around the world.

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