Successful trials of malaria vaccine could lead to approval by 2015

Late-stage clinical trials of what could become the world’s first anti-malaria vaccine successfully protected a significant percentage of infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa from contracting malaria up to 18 months after vaccination, leading drug company GlaxoSmithKline to announce that it will apply for regulatory approval of the vaccine next year, the company said Tuesday.
GSK teamed up with research centers in seven African countries and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), a non-profit that’s funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to test its malaria vaccine, called RTS,S.

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Successful trials of malaria vaccine could lead to approval by 2015

Late-stage clinical trials of what could become the world’s first anti-malaria vaccine successfully protected a significant percentage of infants and young children in sub-Saharan Africa from contracting malaria up to 18 months after vaccination, leading drug company GlaxoSmithKline to announce that it will apply for regulatory approval of the vaccine next year, the company said Tuesday.

GSK teamed up with research centers in seven African countries and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), a non-profit that’s funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to test its malaria vaccine, called RTS,S.

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Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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