Vaccines become more attractive to drug developers

11/18/2009 | Google

Vaccines are catching up with prescription drugs as the most lucrative segment of the pharmaceutical business, as more biotech and drug firms invest in vaccine development. GlaxoSmithKline opened a vaccine-packaging plant in Pennsylvania in a bid to topple Merck & Co. as a global leader in vaccine manufacturing, while Johnson & Johnson plans to build a full vaccine portfolio that includes a universal flu shot and a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease.

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