EU team launches PhI trial of Parkinson's vaccine; GAVI commits up to $300M for Ebola vaccines;

> EU consortium SYMPATH has begun recruiting for a Phase I study of AFFiRiS' Parkinson's vaccine candidate AFFITOPE PD03A. More

> GAVI says it is committing up to $300 million to buy Ebola vaccines and is ready to begin procurement as soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends one for use. Report

> The FDA has awarded Immunovaccine's ovarian cancer vaccine, DPX-Survivac, its fast-track designation. Release

> VaxInnate has kicked off a Phase Ib/II clinical trial of its quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccine candidate, VAX2012Q, in the elderly. Release

> Vical ($VICL) has completed enrollment in a Phase I/II clinical trial of its therapeutic HSV-2 vaccine. Release

> The National Cancer Institute has awarded MRIGlobal a $3 million contract to produce an HPV vaccine. Report

> The Indonesian Ministry of Health has rolled out Bio Farma's pentavalent vaccine, added to the country's immunization program last year, across all 33 provinces. More

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