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    1. DURHAM, N.C. -- Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, today announced that its investigational antiviral brincidofovir ...

    2. Here are headlines from the past week in North Carolina biotech and cleantech news. —A Chimerix (NASDAQ: CMRX) antiviral being studied as a smallpox countermeasure showed positive results in a trial evaluating the drug in animals. The Durham company is studying brincidofovir under the FDA’s animal efficacy rule, which is used to test a drug’s […]

    3. Bulk supply order will help maintain current stockpile and serves as a precursor for future contracts for freeze-dried formulation of IMVAMUNE Deliveries and revenues to occur in 2016 and 2017               ...

    4. Press Release

      PharmiWebJul 06 10:11 PM

      COPENHAGEN, Denmark - July 7, 2015 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) today announced that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, has ordered a bulk supply of IMVAMUNE ® non-replicating smallpox vaccine, valued at USD 133 million.

    5. Will a deadly killer return?

      The Coldwater Daily ReporterJun 30 11:45 AM

      There is still a monster “out there,” declared dead almost 40 years ago, but still very much alive, but hidden from sight, and which still has the ability to change world history.

    6. 'Leaky' vaccines may strengthen viruses: study

      AFP Relax News via Yahoo! NewsJul 28 08:35 AM

      Defective or 'leaky' vaccines may lead to even more powerful viruses, according to a study on poultry that raises concerns about vaccine development in humans. "Our research demonstrates that the use of leaky vaccines can promote the evolution of nastier 'hot' viral strains that put unvaccinated individuals at greater risk," said co-author Venugopal Nair of the Pirbright Institute in the UK ...

    7. The Victorian Anti-Vaccination Movement

      The AtlanticJul 15 09:15 AM

      Today's anti-vaccination movement is not the first. Riots, pamphlets, and an outcry in 19th-century England set the stage for contemporary misinformation campaigns.

    8. After the smallpox vaccine and the green revolution, modern contraceptives are one of global development's biggest game-changers. It's no coincidence that as global use of modern contraceptives rose from 55% in 1990 to 63% in 2010 , global maternal mortality fell by a staggering 45% . In 2013 alone, contraceptives prevented 77 million unintended pregnancies, 24 million unsafe abortions and the ...

    9. Vaccines That Alter Evolution

      ForbesJul 28 07:25 AM

      An evolutionary biologist has finally found experimental backing for a controversial idea that could change the course of vaccine development. In 2001, Penn State professor Andrew Read proposed that “leaky” vaccines – ones that allow transmission of disease organisms – might prompt the evolution of more dangerous strains.

    10. A new study shows how an imperfect vaccine may protect vaccinated individuals but allow the pathogen to evolve and put unvaccinated individuals at risk of more severe illness.

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