Thimerosal Preservative - Biotech, Pharma and Life Science Channel
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.
A case study is reported whereby an individual with known sulfite and sulfonamide allergies develops hypersensitivity to taurine above a threshold level as well as to the non-nutritive sweetener acesu...
This study was undertaken to determine the effect of thimerosal on the neurodevelopment of premature rats.
The common fungal pathogen Candida albicans has the ability to grow as a yeast or as a hypha and can alternate between these morphotypes. The overall biomass of both morphotypes increases with growth....
Electrochemical and spectrophotometric detectors for the reversed phase HPLC analysis of thimerosal in an ophthalmic formulation were evaluated with respect to response linearity, recovery, and lower...
Protein Sciences Corporation, the manufacturer of Flublok, the new, pure influenza vaccine containing no egg proteins, influenza virus, preservatives (e.g., thimerosal), antibiotics, gelatin or latex,...
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation, the manufacturer of Flublok, the new, pure influenza vaccine containing no egg proteins, influenza virus, preservatives...
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...
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...
An open, prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the bioequivalence of polyvinylpyrrolidone formulations of T.R.U.E. TEST fragrance mix and thimerosal allergens.
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.