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Since its emergence in the spring, the monkeypox outbreak has spawned a small but growing pipeline of drugs and vaccines, many of them repurposed smallpox products.
While Moderna plans preclinical studies and Tonix Pharma’s candidate is to enter trials in H1, Bavarian Nordic is seeking US and Indian manufacturing partners for its approved monkeypox vaccine. Scrip examines if the disease presents an opportunity for vaccine makers, like COVID-19 did or it could go the H1N1 way
Deal Snapshot: The contract for Tembexa, which builds on an existing deal between Chimerix and Emergent BioSolutions, illustrates lucrative potential opportunities for emergency preparedness.
With more than 1,200 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 28 non-endemic countries and disease incidence also rising in Africa, the WHO and the US CDC have each updated their guidance on the use of antiviral products. The US has just ordered 500,000 more doses of Bavarian Nordic's smallpox vaccine, Jynneos.
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