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Vaccines in development 2013

Biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 271 vaccines for infectious diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, allergies, and other diseases.

Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America. Medicines in Development: Vaccines–A report in the prevention and treatment of disease through vaccines. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2013. http://phrma.org/medicines-in-development-for-vaccines-2013

Reference

Title
Medicines in Development: Vaccines–A report in the prevention and treatment of disease through vaccines
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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