Promising Results In GSK Study Could Break Years Of TB Vaccine Deadlock
GlaxoSmithKline has published results from its latest Phase IIb trial of its investigational tuberculosis vaccine that show a subunit vaccine can reduce pulmonary TB, possibly leading the way for the first new vaccine for TB in over 90 years.
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