Bavarian Nordic vaccine shows promising results in HIV infected patients  

2003.03.10
MVA-BN nef has shown promise in a clinical study in HIV infected patients on antiretroviral therapy

Bavarian Nordic’s pilot HIV vaccine candidate, MVA-BN nef encoding the Nef protein of HIV, has shown promise in a clinical phase I/II study in 14 HIV infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. In a press release on the company's website Bavarian Nordic's CEO comments, “This is a major milestone for our lead platform technology. Up to 11 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy the levels of HIV in 7 patients remained below their pre-therapy level. The MVA-BN vector... has now been shown also to be safe and very immunogenic in immune compromised individuals.”

 

Bavarian Nordic is a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of vaccines and immunotherapy against infectious diseases. The company has ongoing clinical programs in HIV and smallpox, as well as pre-clinical and research programmes within a number of infectious diseases. Two weeks ago the company gained a massive order to deliver a potential 30 million doses of smallpox vaccine to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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