Big Pharma has a big stake in creating new flu vaccines, but tiny Protein Sciences in Connecticut believes it can get a new vaccine approved in '08. The big trend in vaccines today is to move away from egg-based productionÂ and into cell-based production, and Protein Sciences' approach is to inject flu genes into caterpillar cells. The protein that is expressed is used in the vaccine. The company may be small, but it has some big names at the top. CEO Daniel Adams is a co-founder of Biogen and David Fedson comes from Sanofi-Aventis.
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