Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

FDA Approves GlaxoSmithKline’s Four-Strain Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for Use in the US

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bookmark and Share
FLUARIX® QUADRIVALENT is for the immunisation of children (3+) and adults to help prevent disease caused by seasonal influenza (flu) virus subtypes A and type B contained in the vaccine.

Fluarix Quadrivalent  is the first intramuscular vaccine to cover against four influenza strains.

Scientists classify the influenza strains that cause seasonal flu as A or B strains. Currently administered trivalent (three-strain) flu vaccines help protect against the two A virus strains most common in humans and the B strain expected to be predominant in a given year. But since the year 2000, two B virus strains (Victoria and Yamagata) have co-circulated to varying degrees each season. Various degrees of mismatch have occurred between the B strain included in trivalent vaccines and the B strain that actually circulated, causing an increased risk of influenza-related morbidity across all age groups – children, adults and the elderly. Fluarix Quadrivalent helps protect against the two A strains and adds coverage against a second B strain.

“Trivalent influenza vaccines have helped protect millions of people against flu, but in six of the last 11 flu seasons, the predominant circulating influenza B strain was not the strain that public health authorities selected,” said Dr. Leonard Friedland, V.P. and Head, GSK North America Vaccines Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. “Fluarix Quadrivalent will help protect individuals against both B strains and from a public-health standpoint, can help decrease the burden of disease.”

GSK will make Fluarix Quadrivalent available in time for the 2013-14 flu season and and also plans to fulfill orders for its trivalent vaccines. Healthcare providers traditionally order flu vaccines about a year in advance of each flu season.

Fluarix Quadrivalent is not currently approved or licensed in any country outside of the U.S. The full U.S. Prescribing Information will be available at: http://us.gsk.com/html/medicines/index.html


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 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,900+ 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.

Related Content

GSK’s RA Trail Using Apple’s ResearchKit
GSK is the first pharmaceutical company to start a trail using Apple’s ResearchKit. They hope to gathering data on rheumatoid arthritis.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
GSK, Zymeworks Collaborate
Focus on the research, development, and commercialization of novel Fc-engineered monoclonal and bi-specific antibody therapeutics which have been optimized for specific therapeutic effects.
Friday, December 04, 2015
GSK, Idera to Collaborate
Idera to collaborate with GSK to identify 3rd generation antisense molecules for treatment of renal disease.
Monday, November 30, 2015
GSK and Merck to Study Immunotherapy Combination as Potential Cancer Treatment
Phase I first-in-human study to evaluate GSK’s OX40 agonist GSK3174998 as monotherapy and in combination with Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda® (pembrolizumab).
Friday, November 06, 2015
GSK, UNC-Chapel Hill Launch $20M HIV Partnership
This new collaboration will be focused on curing HIV through a jointly-owned new company and a research center.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
GSK to Establish Global Vaccines R&D Centre in the US
New hub based in Rockville, MD expands GSK’s global vaccines R&D footprint.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
GSK Awarded Up to $200 Million by U.S. Government to Develop New Antibiotics
Funding will support development of drugs to fight antibiotic resistance and bioterrorism.
Friday, May 24, 2013
GSK Launches Discovery Fast Track Competition for Academic Researchers
Scientists in U.S., Canada challenged to submit groundbreaking research proposals for chance at collaborative partnership focused on drug discovery.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
GSK and Impax Pharmaceuticals Terminate Their Collaboration on IPX066
Both Companies end collaboration for the development and commercialization of IPX066 outside the United States and Taiwan.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
GSK and Impax Terminate Their Collaboration
The companies are terminating their collaboration for the development and commercialisation of IPX066 outside the United States and Taiwan.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
GSK and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC Announces Agreement
GSK to increase its stake in GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC.
Friday, November 30, 2012
GSK Agrees in Principle to Increase its Stake in GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC
GSK plc and GSK Consumer Nigeria PLC announced that they have reached agreement in principle on the terms of a proposal whereby GSK would increase its ownership in the Company from 46.4% to 80%.
Monday, November 26, 2012
GSK to acquire Human Genome Sciences for US$14.25 per Share in Cash
GSK to acquire full ownership of BENLYSTA®, albiglutide and darapladib. Acquisition will be accretive to GSK core earnings in 2013.
Monday, July 16, 2012
GSK to Fully Acquire Cellzome for £61 Million
GSK to further expand its platform technology expertise with acquisition of chemical proteomics company.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
GSK and University of Nottingham Collaborate to Create Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Chemistry
Innovative carbon neutral laboratory to be established on University Campus.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Scientific News
Liquid Biopsies: Miracle Diagnostic or Next New Fad?
Thanks to the development of highly specific gene-amplification and sequencing technologies liquid biopsies access more biomarkers relevant to more cancers than ever before.
JPK NanoWizard® Applied to a Wide Range of Research
The NanoWizard® AFM from JPK is applied for interdisciplinary research at the University of South Australia for applications including smart wound healing and how plants can protect themselves from toxins.
Mutations in DNA-Repair Genes Found in Advanced Prostate Cancers
New findings indicate that nearly 12% of male advanced prostate cancer sufferers have inherited mutation in DNA-repair genes.
Protein Boosts Rice Yield by 54%
Over-expression of a natural protein in rice plants led to a 54% increase in crop yield and 40% increase in nitrogen-use efficiency.
Ice Bucket Challenge Instrumental in Gene Discovery
Donations from the ALS Ice Bucket Chellenge allowed for the largest-ever study of inherited ALS, which identified a new ALS gene.
Genetic Variability in Cell Bank Lots
Researchers working with cancer cells from the same cell bank acquired at the same time, found that the cells were genetically different.
Triple-Action Therapy Patch Shows Promise
Patch that delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy to tumor sites shows promising results in mice.
Soil Nitrogen Age Important for Precision Agriculture
Calculating the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques.
Targeting Autoimmunity
Researchers have developed a strategy to treat a rare autoimmune disease which could lead to treatments of other autoimmune diseases.
Molecule May Affect Gaucher, Parkinson's Disease
Research has identified a molecule that restores activity of a dysfunctional enzyme linked to Gaucher and Parkinson's disease.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
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
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!