Eurocine Vaccines has completed dosing of its quadrivalent influenza vaccine candidate, Immunose™ FLU, in the second clinical study
This week, dosing was completed according to plan in the second clinical study with Immunose™ FLU, developed with the aim to become a modern and effective nasal influenza vaccine.
- In the perspective of this year’s severe influenza outburst we are pleased to have chosen the broader quadrivalent, rather than trivalent, vaccine for our product candidate, says Dr. Anna-Karin Maltais, Chief Scientific Officer.
-The elderly always suffer most from influenza disease and we believe that we can offer a better and more convenient vaccine in this segment. This, without loosing sight of our vision, to offer the first nasal influenza vaccine for children younger than 2 years, adds Hans Arwidsson, CEO of Eurocine Vaccines.
The strategy behind this present study, and its design, was presented in a previous news release dated February 7th, 2018 and can be read at;
The progress of the study can also be followed at; https://clinicaltrials.gov
Results are expected second half of 2018.
Hans Arwidsson, Ph.D., MBA
CEO of Eurocine Vaccines AB
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Eurocine Vaccines is using its clinically validated technology Endocine™ to develop patent protected nasal vaccines. Endocine™, based on endogenous components, brings advantages such as creation of both mucosal and systemic immunity, as well as needle-free and convenient nasal vaccination.
The company´s first product candidate, the nasal quadrivalent influenza vaccine Immunose™ FLU, is currently in clinical phase I/II development, targeted to become the first approved nasal influenza vaccine for children under the age of 2 years. Within the market for influenza vaccines, children is the fastest growing segment. This is due to the recommendation by the WHO to vaccinate children against influenza.
A clinical study conducted with Immunose™ FLU in young adults in the season 2016/2017 showed good safety and immune responses in both nasal mucosa and in serum, which constitutes a good foundation for further development. The next clinical study takes place during the present influenza season, 2017/2018, and includes elderly subjects to generate necessary safety data. Concurrently, the elderly population will be evaluated as an additional business opportunity.
Eurocine Vaccines, EUCI, is traded at Aktietorget, XSAT.