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GLOBAL: Cuba, France Agree on Development of Hepatitis B Vaccine


Prensa Latina (Havana) (02.12.2014)

Prensa Latina reported that the French company Abivax and Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) announced a plan on February 12 in Paris to partner in developing and commercializing vaccines, including one against hepatitis B virus (HBV). Philippe Pouletty, president of Abivax’s administrative council, commented that Cuba is known for its high-quality vaccines, and the project is of international importance, with France at the forefront. Norkis Arteaga, head of Biocubafarma’s business department, stated that through the HBV vaccine development and commercialization licensing agreement between the two entities, CIGB will provide the clinical results and capacity and Abivax will fund clinical trials in Europe and Asia and the resources to register and commercialize it at the appropriate time.


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