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Europe: A Future Leader in Vaccines?
The early part of the decade saw a decline in vaccine sales and manufacture, but finally the industry is bouncing back, with Europe particularly well placed to make an impact.

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 22, Issue 10

In summary

Vaccines have represented an important tool in combating infectious disease and may eventually find a place in treating chronic diseases such as cancer. After a dip in activity during the early part of the decade, manufacturer interest in vaccines R&D is slowly being rekindled because of government initiatives and new public health threats. The highly organised European vaccines sector is particularly well placed to benefit from renewed market opportunities; however, it needs to tread carefully, as public concern over industry profits leaves the commercial sector open for criticism, as well as praise when it responds to new healthcare challenges.


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