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|Emergent BioSolutions Receives FDA Approval for BioThrax Administered Intramuscularly in a Three-Dose Primary Series Followed by Booster Doses|
ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 17, 2012--
"Emergent applauds the
The sBLA was based on a Final Study Report from a large multi-center study initiated by the CDC in 2002. This study was designed to evaluate whether as few as three doses of BioThrax administered over six months, with booster doses to follow, would confer an adequate immune response. CDC completed the study in 2009, and Emergent submitted the sBLA in 2010.
BioThrax is the only
BioThrax is manufactured from a culture filtrate, made from a non-virulent strain of Bacillus anthracis. To date, Emergent has delivered over 55 million doses of BioThrax to the U.S. government and continues to deliver additional doses under active procurement contracts. Since 1998, over 11 million doses have been administered to more than 2.7 million military personnel. For full prescribing information, please visit http://www.biothrax.com/prescribinginformation_biothrax_us.pdf.
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