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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Launched in India

by Kathy Jones on September 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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 Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Launched in India

Austrian biotech company Intercell announced the launch of its Japanese encephalitis vaccine in India where it will be manufactured by its partner, Biological E in Hyderabad.

The vaccine will be marketed under the brand name Jeev and will cost around Rs 985. Intercell revealed that it hoped the launch will help the company achieve a profit in the second quarter and added that it was also looking get approval to market the vaccine in other Asian countries.

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Jeev is already available in western markets including Europe, North America, Australia and Singapore where it is marketed under the brand name Ixario.

Stating that it was a major step forward for his company, Intercell Chief Executive Thomas Lingelbach said, "We have taken a major step forward in achieving our goal of rolling out this Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in endemic countries with a high medical need in order to protect children and adults."

Source: Medindia
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