Trangene finds multiple HepC partner possibilities; Flu vaccines safe for kids with severe egg allergies;

Vaccine Research

Egg-based flu vaccines are safe for children with severe egg allergies, according to research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. A 28-patient study found that none of the children developed severe reactions to a trivalent flu vaccine administered in single- or split-doses. Item

Patients taking biologics for autoimmune and inflammatory issues are not more likely to develop shingles in the short-term after being innoculated with the Zostavax vaccine, a study showed. Story 

Vaccine Market

Thanks to positive results from a mid-stage trial, French biotech Transgene has several potential partners to further its therapeutic hepatitis C vaccine, TG4040, according to the company's chief financial officer Stephanie Boissei. News

ImmunoBiology and Sinopharm Vaccine Institute have agreed to co-develop ImmunoBiology's tuberculosis vaccine, T-BioVax and bring it to the Chinese market. Report

And Finally... While parents may want to get chickenpox out of the way for their children, the newest method for exposure is neither safe nor legal: lollipops licked by infected children mailed to your door. Article