Protein Sciences' FluBlok fails to gain FDA advisers' support

11/19/2009 | Bloomberg

Protein Sciences failed to obtain endorsement from an FDA panel for its flu vaccine FluBlok and was asked to conduct more trials to prove the drug's safety and ability for mass production. FluBlok is produced from flu genes injected into an insect virus and grown in caterpillar ovary cells, a technique proven to be faster than developing flu vaccines from chicken eggs.

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