News of Note—Dynavax, Emergent BioSolutions and more

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In this week's News of Note, Dynavax steadily grew sales of its novel hepatitis B vaccine, Heplisav-B. (Pixabay)

Here is some other vaccine news of note for the week:

> Dynavax’s hepatitis B vaccine Heplisav-B sold $1.3 million in the second quarter, up from $0.2 million in the first quarter. Release

> Emergent BioSolutions posted second-quarter revenue of $220 million, an increase of 118% year over year, thanks to sales of anthrax vaccine BioThrax and smallpox vaccine ACAM2000. Release

> Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences, embroiled in China’s latest vaccine scandal, was found to have forged production data for more than four years. Xinhua article

> The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative reached a nonexclusive license agreement with the Public Health Agency of Canada to obtain vesicular stomatitis virus vector technology for a Lassa fever vaccine currently under funding from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Release

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