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Oral hepatitis B vaccine could become a reality

In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that requires no refrigeration ...

Mar 30, 2015
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Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its position on central nervous system condition treatments.

Mar 30, 2015
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