Bill Gates names his vaccine heroes; Cyrus Poonawalla slashes price of polio immunization;

 @AlisonBFierce: The GAVI Alliance praises the United Nations for excluding the vaccine preservative thimerosal from a mercury treaty. More | Follow @AlisonBFierce

> A study shows that the flu vaccine is not linked to fetal death. Story

> Measles deaths drop, but vaccine gaps in countries in Asia and Africa jeopardize progress toward eradication. News

> PaxVax, a contract vaccine manufacturer, has upgraded its San Diego facility to better produce its single-dose oral cholera vaccine. More

> Cyrus Poonawalla, the billionaire behind the Serum Institute of India, will slash the price of polio immunization and introduce shots for diarrhea and pneumonia, undercutting Pfizer ($PFE) and GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK). Article

> The contract vaccine manufacturing market will reach $620 million by 2015. Item

> NIH-developed dengue vaccine candidate shows promise. Release

And Finally... Bill Gates lists the 7 most influential vaccine heroes. Slideshow

Virtual Clinical Trials Summit

Virtual Clinical Trials Summit: The Premier Educational Event Focused on Decentralized Clinical Trials

In this virtual environment, we will look at current and future trends for ongoing virtual trials, diving into the many ways companies can improve patient engagement and trial behavior to enhance retention with a focus on emerging technology and harmonized data access across the clinical trial system.