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19:34 EDT 16th August 2017 | BioPortfolio

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.

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Histone deacetylase inhibitors, Thimerosal, and autism spectrum disorder.

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...

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Patch testing data indicate that the 5 most prevalent contact allergens out of more than 3700 that are known are: nickel (14.3% of patients tested), fragrance mix (14%), the topical antibiotic neomyci...

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Sanofi Pasteur Ships First of its U.S. Influenza Vaccine Doses for 2017-2018 Season

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that its first doses of the Fluzone® (Influenza Vacc...

Superior Protection by Flublok® Influenza Vaccine in Seniors Documented in New England Journal of Medicine

MERIDEN, Conn., June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation announced the publication of clinical trial results comparing Flublok® Quadrivalent – the quadrivalent version of Fl...

Flublok Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Adds a 9 Month Shelf Life to Its List of Benefits

MERIDEN, Conn., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, maker of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine, announced that FDA approved an extended shelf life for Flublok Quadrivalent from 6 mon...

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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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