Pfizer, Sanofi record double-digit Q3 sales jumps; Novavax RSV candidate cuts infection by 50% in PhII;

> Pfizer's ($PFE) Q3 vaccines revenue reached $1.14 billion, a 19% increase over the year-ago period. Release (PDF)

> Strong flu vaccine performance and a Pentacel supply recovery drove an 11.2% vaccine revenue increase in Sanofi's ($SNY) third quarter. Release (PDF)

> In a Phase II trial of Novavax's ($NVAX) RSV F-protein vaccine, women who received the vaccine had a 50% reduction in infection. Release

> Germany's ImevaX GmbH, a specialist in vaccines against pathogens of chronic infectious diseases, has wrapped a $9.5 million Series A financing round to develop a vaccine against H. pylori. Release

> Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India says it will invest about $163 million for a new facility in its home country. More

> Israel's BiondVax has won patents in the EU and Japan for its universal flu vaccine. More

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