Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Immunology
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

ABPI to Take Lead Role in Representing Vaccine Industry

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
The ABPI announced that it will now represent the vaccine industry to Government and healthcare stakeholders.

A new ABPI Vaccine Group has been formed today and will work in partnership with the public health community to support the development and implementation of successful UK immunisation programmes. The group is made up of six members - Abbott Healthcare Products Ltd, AstraZeneca, GSK, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer.

UVIG, which has represented the vaccine industry for over a decade, has been disbanded.

Vaccinations are important because they protect the public from preventable disease, thereby helping save lives and prevent ill health whilst minimising the costs to the health service of non-immunisation. According to the World Health Organisation, vaccines help to prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year across the world that would otherwise occur without vaccination.

Stephen Whitehead, Chief Executive of the ABPI, said:

"I am delighted that the ABPI will be taking a leading role in representing the vaccines industry to Government and other healthcare stakeholders. This addition to the ABPI strengthens the unity of the bio-pharmaceutical industry and further underlines the ABPI’s position as the leading life sciences trade association in the UK. Vaccinations against disease play a vital role in improving public health and help protect us from preventable illnesses. I am immensely proud of the work pharmaceutical companies do to bring these medicines to people across the world."


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,000+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Improving Natural Killer Cancer Therapy
Vanderbilt University researchers discover transcription factor critical for NK cell expansion. Findings could lead to increased therapeutic efficacy.
Molecular Mechanism For Generating Specific Antibody Responses Discovered
Study could spur more ways to treat autoimmune disease, develop accurate vaccines.
Gut Microbiomes Of Infants Have An Impact On Autoimmunity
Exposure to pathogens early in life is beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system.
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion
Persistent inflammation in COPD may result from a defect in the immune system that allows airway bacteria to invade deeper into the lung.
Finding Factors That Protect Against Flu
A clinical trial examining the body’s response to seasonal flu suggests new approaches for evaluating the effectiveness of seasonal flu vaccines.
Vaccinations Are More Effective When Administered In The Morning
Research from the University of Birmingham shows that influenza vaccinations have more protective responses when administered in the morning.
Secrets of a Deadly Virus Family Revealed
Scripps Research scientists uncover the glycoprotein structure of LCMV. The findings could guide development of treatments for Lassa fever.
Cytokine Triggers Immune Response at Expense of Blood Renewal
Research highlights promise of Anti-IL-1 drugs to treat chronic inflammatory disease.
Reduced Immune Response Causes Flu Deaths in Older Adults
Yale study suggests that immune response to flu causes death in older people, not the virus.
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,000+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,500+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!