Vaccine Problems, PTV News: Mar 24, 2010




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Video title: Vaccine Problems, PTV News: Mar 24, 2010
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Merck Serono suspends trials of Stimuvax cancer vaccine after encephalitis case
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Merck Serono
Merck Serono (EMD Serono in the United States and Canada) is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.[1] In September 2006, Merck KGaA announced its intent to purchase the majority of Serono shares from Ernesto Bertarelli and the Bertarelli family. The Merck-Serono merger was announced on September 21, 2006. Merck KGaA and Serono operated as distinct entities until at least January 2007. As of January 5, 2007, Merck held the majority shares of Serono. The new company is called Merck Serono International S.A.
Oncothyreon
Oncothyreon is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of oncology products that can improve the lives and outcomes of cancer patients. The firm is currently developing multiple therapeutic candidates designed to target cancer in specific and effective ways. Its pipeline includes both synthetic vaccines and small molecules for a variety of cancer indications.