Malaria Vaccine

  • GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine July 25, 2014

    London: GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa. The British drugmaker said the shot, called RTS,S, is intended exclusively for use outside the European Union but will be evaluated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in...
  • Scientists close to developing anti-malaria vaccine August 6, 2012

    Sydney: Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children. The findings show that people who develop immunity to malaria develop antibodies that primarily target a protein known as PfEMP1, which is produced by...
  • Meet Infosys-prize winner malaria-vaccine man January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Dr Chetan Chitnis has won the Infosys prize for his work on one of the first vaccines against malaria. Belonging to a family of scientists, Dr Chintis was the topper in Physics at IIT Mumbai before moving towards Biology. Every year malaria kills thousands around the globe but now...