Smallpox vaccine study yields favorable results


(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Officials from Bavarian Nordic yesterday announced the results of a successful Phase 3 clinical trial led by USAMRIID that demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the company’s investigational, non-replicating smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE®. The product is being developed as an alternative to the current U.S. licensed replicating smallpox vaccine, ACAM2000®, which cannot be used by certain populations, including people with atopic dermatitis and HIV. It is already approved in Canada and the European Union.