Thimerosal Preservative - Biotech, Pharma and Life Science Channel

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Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been used for decades in the United States in multi-dose vials (vials containing more than one dose) of some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs, bacteria and fungi, that can contaminate them.

What are preservatives and why are they sometimes used in vaccines?

Preservatives have been used in vaccines for more than 70 years and are added to vaccines to prevent the growth of bacteria or fungi that could possibly make the vaccine in multi-dose vials unsafe. This may occur when a syringe needle enters a vial as a vaccine is being prepared for administration. Contamination by germs in a vaccine could cause serious infections.

Source: CDC

PubMed Articles [5 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Thimerosal exposure and disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence: A case-control study in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database.

This study evaluated Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of a diagnosis called disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence (ED). Thimerosal is an organic-mercury (H...

Additional comments to "Potential health consequences of applying mercury-containing skin-lightening creams during pregnancy and lactation periods".

Exposure through human skin from application of skin lightening creams and soaps (SLCS) based on mercury salts has often escaped attention of environmental scientists. The skin absorption of Hg from a...

The Spanish standard patch test series: 2016 update by the Spanish Contact Dermatitis and Skin Allergy Research Group (GEIDAC).

The Spanish standard patch test series, as recommended by the Spanish Contact Dermatitis and Skin Allergy Research Group (GEIDAC), has been updated for 2016. The new series replaces the 2012 version a...

Impact of organic mercury exposure and home delivery on neurodevelopment of Amazonian children.

In the transitioning Amazon, we addressed birth environment (home vs hospital) and associated perinatal organic-Hg exposures: methylmercury (MeHg) from maternal fish consumption and ethylmercury (EtHg...

Vaccines: history and stories between reality and imagination.

Vaccinations and the controversy around them always go in parallel. We identified four categories blending in various amounts of truth and imagination: history, myths, shams and frauds. Over the years...

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Protein Sciences Zika Vaccine Shows Good Results in Preclinical Testing

MERIDEN, Conn., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, a leading vaccine development company and maker of Flublok Influenza Vaccine®, announced today that its lead protein b...

Protein Sciences Launches Social Media Campaign for Flublok® Influenza Vaccine to Raise Money for Health-based Charities

MERIDEN, Conn., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation proudly announced the launch of a new social media campaign - #ShowMeTheVial - featuring Flublok® influenza vaccine tha...

CDC Blocks Testimony of Vaccine Whistleblower says World Mercury Project

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Director of the CDC, Thomas Frieden, has sent a letter blocking CDC whistleblower, Dr. William Thompson, from testifying in a Tennessee court case in...

FDA Approves Flublok® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

MERIDEN, Conn., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced today that the FDA has approved its quadrivalent formulation of Flublok® influenza vaccine.  Flublok Qua...

U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Awards Protein Sciences Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Pandemic Preparedness

MERIDEN, Conn., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced today that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of...

First Doses of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine of 2016/17 Have Shipped

MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced that the FDA has approved and released the first lots of Flublok® influenza vaccine for distribution...

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Research in Skin Inflammation

This study will examine the production of proteins called chemokines in inflammatory skin reactions. It is thought that chemokines attract or recruit white blood cells from the blood stre...

Mercury Levels in Premature and LBW Infants Receiving Thimerosal-containing Vaccines

The goal of the study is to find out how much mercury is in the blood, urine, and stools of premature and low birth weight infants who have received standard childhood vaccines that are gi...

Clinical Evaluation of T.R.U.E. TEST® Fragrance Mix and Thimerosal Allergens:Bioequivalence of PVP Formulations

An open, prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the bioequivalence of polyvinylpyrrolidone formulations of T.R.U.E. TEST fragrance mix and thimerosal allergens.


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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An ethylmercury-sulfidobenzoate that has been used as a preservative in VACCINES; ANTIVENINS; and OINTMENTS. It was formerly used as a topical antiseptic. It degrades to ethylmercury and thiosalicylate.

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