With Covid-19 vaccine programmes racing full steam ahead, we turn our attention to another vaccine debate, this time surrounding chickenpox. Although a safe and effective vaccine against the condition has been available since 1988 and is a common part of routine childhood vaccinations in the US, the UK Government has opted to forgo the treatment. But why is this? In the next issue of Pharma Technology Focus, we find out.
Also, we unpack the research behind Swiss pharma firm Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ potential microbiome breakthrough, explore the history of ALS treatments and examine the potential consequences facing manufacturers if a proposed vaccine patent waiver becomes a reality.
Plus, we learn more about the fight to combat black fungus in India as manufacturers in the country race to develop anti-fungal drugs amid growing case numbers, find out how light-sensing algae proteins are being used in a standout therapy for sight impairment and get the latest insight and analysis from GlobalData.
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