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Vaccine 2008 Aug 12;26(34):4299-303

FDA/NIH/WHO public workshop on immune correlates of protection against influenza A viruses in support of pandemic vaccine development, Bethesda, Maryland, US, December 10-11, 2007.

Eichelberger M, Golding H, Hess M, Weir J, Subbarao K, Luke CJ, Friede M, Wood D

Golding, H, US FDA, Ctr Biol Evaluat & Res, Off Vaccines Res & Review, Div Viral Prod, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA US FDA, Ctr Biol Evaluat & Res, Off Vaccines Res & Review, Div Viral Prod, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA NIAID, Infect Dis Lab, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA WHO, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract

The goals of the workshop were to identify gaps in our knowledge and abilities to address the unique challenges encountered in the development of vaccines intended to protect against pandemic influenza and to facilitate implementation of a global research agenda to improve efficacy assessment of pandemic influenza vaccines. This workshop included discussions on: (i) current knowledge regarding immune correlates of protection against seasonal influenza; (ii) human immune responses to avian influenza infection and vaccines for novel influenza viruses; (iii) limitations of currently available assays to evaluate vaccine immunogenicity; and (iv) potential insights from animal models for correlates of protection against avian influenza.


Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #18582523
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Biologics
Entry Created: 2011-10-04 Entry Last Modified: 2012-08-29
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