May 25, 2010
Intercell AG, a company in the life sciences area at the site Neu Marx, receives honors from U.S. Defense
Intercell AG, located in the Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, was honored today in a ceremony at the Pentagon. The company played a key role in the development of IXIARO vaccine against Japanese encephalitis. Together with the competent Commander of United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Gerd Zettlmeissl, CEO of Intercell announced, a statement of the excellent cooperation between the two partners. Through the development of the vaccine, travelers can now protected in the affected regions to travel without exposing themselves to the risk of infection.
Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne encephalitis which is common, especially in Asian countries, such as, but India, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Thailand. Every year, nearly 50, 000 cases with more than 10, 000 deaths are registered in these areas. Persistent neurological sequelae occur in 50% of survivors.
Another highlight of Intercell's success story is the award of CEO Gerd Zettlmeissl represents within the Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards in the category "Biotech CEO of the Year", awarded this year for the third time in Washington.
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Vials of Virus Missing from Army Lab2009-04-26 15:39:53 by ManOfFewWords
Army criminal investigators are looking into the possibility that disease samples are missing from biolabs at Fort Detrick.
As first reported in today's edition of The Frederick News-Post by columnist Katherine Heerbrandt, the investigators are from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division unit at Fort Meade.
Chad Jones, spokesman for Fort Meade, said CID is investigating the possibility of missing virus samples from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
He said the only other detail he could provide is that the investigation is ongoing
US Army is missing lethal flu vials from lab2009-04-28 19:35:15 by LetsNotTalkAboutIt
The U.S. Army is finishing an investigation into the disappearance of three vials of a potentially lethal pathogen from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., the Washington Post reported today (see GSN, Feb. 10).
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