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Meningococcal B Vaccination in University Students

2014-07-23 21:30:02 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is the third in a series using the MenB vaccine from the National Institute of Public Health in Norway (NIPH). The vaccine was first made in response to a high incidence of disease using the 44/76 strain which was resopnsible for most of the disease there. The VEC did the first study, MNB1, using this vaccine. Since then the NIPH has formed a commercial partnership with Chiron Vaccines and has reformulated the vaccine using the NZ98/254 MenB strain for use in New Zealand.

The vaccine was first produced at NIPH facilties and it was this vaccine that was used in our second study, MNB2. The current study, MNB3, will use the NZ98/254 MenB vaccine but from Chiron facilities where production has been scaled up in order to provide enough doses for the national immunisation campaign that is ongoing in New Zealand.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Dose Comparison, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Neisseria Meningitidis Serogroup B

Intervention

Meningococcal B Vaccine NZ

Location

University of Sheffield Medical School
Sheffield
United Kingdom

Status

Completed

Source

Health Protection Agency

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:30:02-0400

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