Media Kit
Talk to us

News : Health Jun 23, 2009 - 2:05 PM

Dodd lauds Meriden’s protein sciences for contract to develop new way to make flu vaccine

By Senator Dodd's office

Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, announced today that the Meriden-based company Protein Sciences Corporation has been awarded a $34.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to further develop a new technology, recombinant technology, for the production of recombinant influenza vaccines. This contract could be extended up to five years at a total cost of approximately $147 million.

"I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has finalized their contract with Protein Sciences Corporation. This major investment in a Connecticut company by the Federal government will create jobs and protect the public health," said Dodd. “As the H1N1 virus continues to impact children and families throughout Connecticut and the rest of the nation, I am proud that a Connecticut company will be a leader in flu vaccine innovation and production.”

The contract will be administered by the Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), an office within the Department of Health and Human Services. BARDA will support Protein Sciences through the technology development and approval process.

This contract coincides with the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan which calls on the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and secure treatments and vaccines for pandemic influenza and potential strains.

Protein Sciences Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to save lives and improve health by creating innovative vaccines and biopharmaceuticals.

© Copyright by Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar.

Possibly related or similar articles:
Sen. Murphy's office: Murphy Votes to Overturn Trump Administration Rule Shielding Special Interest Groups’ Donors - Dec 12, 2018 - 10:03:15 PM
Wolf Pack fall to the Sound Tigers 2-1 - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:11:04 AM
Free Influenza Vaccination Clinic Available This Saturday - Nov 27, 2018 - 5:54:13 PM
WCSU theatre arts department to stage ‘The Wild Party’ - Nov 8, 2018 - 5:52:10 AM
Norwalk Hospital Honors Inaugural Founders’ Award Winner - Oct 29, 2018 - 8:09:12 AM

Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Family Festivities Series
Waveny LifeCare Network Elects New Board Members
Sen. Murphy's office: Murphy Votes to Overturn Trump Administration Rule Shielding Special Interest Groups’ Donors
"Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises start Dec. 15 at The Maritime Aquarium
The Stamford Jewish Community Center's Gallery @ the J proudly presents "Variations" artwork by artist Ellen Gordon

Top of Page
 is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine |

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.