Positive Results for Medicago’s Avian Flu Jab

21 December 2009 (Last Updated December 21st, 2009 18:30)

Medicago has reported positive interim results from a Phase I human clinical trial of its H5N1 avian influenza vaccine candidate. The vaccine was found to be safe, well tolerated and also induced a solid immune response, Medicago said. A total of 48 healthy volunteers between

Medicago has reported positive interim results from a Phase I human clinical trial of its H5N1 avian influenza vaccine candidate.

The vaccine was found to be safe, well tolerated and also induced a solid immune response, Medicago said.

A total of 48 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 60 received two doses of either Medicago's vaccine at doses of 5, 10 or 20 micrograms or a placebo.

No serious adverse effects were reported during the trial.