Eurocine Vaccines today announced that the company has received authorization to conduct a phase I/II clinical study on the quadrivalent influenza vaccine candidate Immunose™ FLU, a novel nose drop formulation based on the company´s technology Endocine™ and inactivated split antigens.
Eurocine Vaccines submitted applications to the Swedish Medical Products Agency, MPA, and to the Ethics Committee in early November. The Company announced today that authorizations to conduct the study have been received from both.
– Our thoroughly prepared application and qualified dialogue with the Swedish MPA has yet again proven a success why our ambitious study has now received authorizations, says Dr. Anna-Karin Maltais, Chief Scientific Officer.
– While this study is the next step on the path to create a better, more effective influenza vaccine for children, we intend to evaluate effects in the elderly – a population with a disproportionately high number of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths. Thereby we will generate both necessary safety data to reach our mission and, in addition, open for new business opportunities along the road, says Dr. Hans Arwidsson, CEO.
The study will be conducted during the present influenza season and the results can be expected second half of 2018.