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Zika outbreak

Zika outbreak

Our coverage of the Zika outbreak.

Various governments and pharmaceutical companies are pushing for intensified research as the Zika virus continues to spread. While there is currently no vaccine or treatment available, several companies have already come forward committing to vaccine development.

Needle-free Zika vaccine shows promise in clinical trial

07-Dec-2016 - As part of its collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the DNA vaccine clinical trial for the Zika virus, PharmaJet is providing its Stratis Needle-Free device and...

First patient dosed in Ph I Zika vaccine clinical trial

27-Jul-2016 - Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Science have dosed the first patient in the multi-center, phase I clinical trial of the companies’ Zika vaccine.

New mouse model, new opportunities for Zika research

12-May-2016 - Researchers have developed a new mouse model that allows them to ask different questions about the effects of the Zika virus.

Zika vaccine-blocker candidate being tested in animals

14-Apr-2016 - Replikins’ genomic understanding of the Zika and Flaviviruses has led to the development of a trivalent vaccine for Zika, Dengue, and Japanese Encephalitis. 

Mouse model to aid Zika vaccine testing

06-Apr-2016 - Researchers have established a new mouse model for testing vaccines and therapeutics to fight the Zika virus.

Sanofi aiming to 'cut years off' vaccine development timelines for Zika says R&D head

15-Mar-2016 - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, has launched a vaccine research and development project targeting the prevention of Zika virus infection and disease.

‘Four years, or less,’ for Zika therapeutic, says Ennaid CEO

17-Feb-2016 - Ennaid Therapeutics has announced it is developing therapeutic cures to help those that may become infected with the Zika Virus , and it may be available in less than four years.

Zika research continues depite lack of animal models; Epidemiological studies underway

15-Feb-2016 - Zika researchers are using animal models and epidemiological studies to try and determine if the virus causes birth defects and neurological disorders.

Pharma, US Gov’t pushing for Zika vaccine

03-Feb-2016 - Sanofi Pasteur has launched a Zika vaccine project, levering its experience in developing vaccines for similar viruses, as the US government pushes for “intensified research.”

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