Emergent’s newest anthrax vaccine is now FDA-approved
Emergent BioSolutions said its anthrax vaccine received full FDA approval, though the company has provided doses of the vaccine to the US government for almost four years under pre-emergency use authorization.
Emergent announced the news on Thursday, saying the vaccine is now branded as Cyfendus and is indicated for post-exposure prophylaxis after suspected or confirmed exposure to the bacteria that causes anthrax, Bacillus anthracis. The two-dose vaccine is approved in adults 18 to 65 years old and is given in combination with what Emergent called “recommended antibacterial drugs.”
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