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FDA Approves New Influenza Vaccine Manufactured with Novel Technology
By Christopher Allen
FDA has approved Protein Sciences's FluBlok, a seasonal influenza vaccine made with novel technology. FluBlok uses recombinant DNA and a modified baculovirus (a virus that infects insects) to produce a safe and effective human flu vaccine. FDA approved Flublok for people 18–49 years old.
FTC Reports an Increase in Anticompetitive Activities Among Drug Makers
By Amy Ritter
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the number of potentially anticompetitive patent dispute settlements between branded and generic drug companies increased between 2011 and 2012.
Rutgers University Research Center and Janssen Develop Continuous Manufacturing Process
By Jennifer Markarian
Rutgers engineers constructed a direct compaction line in collaboration with Janssen.
Root Causes of R&D Inefficiency Must Be Identified: Report
By Adeline Siew, PhD
With so many blockbuster drugs falling off the patent cliff, research-based drug companies are now embracing new development paradigms to increase R&D productivity.
Industry Briefs: January 21, 2013
A roundup of additional company and people news from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, their suppliers, and contract-service providers.

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