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GSK Biologicals is working on the development of a vaccine to protect elderly people from bacterial pneumonia. Diagnostic of bacterial pneumonia is difficult, and for the future studies in that project, it would be useful to have some easy non invasive tests. New clinical read-outs are needed to detect and identify the causative pathogen. These assays will be based on specific antigen detection in the urine or specific pathogen DNA detection in the blood. Technical and clinical validation of these assays will be realised at later stage with samples coming from epidemiological and/or phase III studies.
To allow the development of such tests in GSK Biologicals laboratories, urine and blood samples are needed from subjects aged 65 or above who have diagnosed pneumonia.
The Protocol Posting has been updated in order to comply with the FDA Amendment Act, Sep 2007.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Blood sample, Urine sample
GSK Investigational Site
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:07-0400
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