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GSK Opens Singapore Plant To Produce Pneumonia Vaccines

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline plans to produce vaccines in Singapore to prevent bacteria that cause pneumonia. The plans were announced at an opening of a $411 million Singapore plant, which is to be tested for up to two years before beginning vaccine production in 2011. The intent is to produce pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for children under 2 years old. GSK introduced the vaccine in the United States in 2000 and it has since shown to be effective in reducing the number of pneumococcal cases in children. (Click here for more

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