Vaccine to treat gum disease on the way

Vaccine to treat gum disease on the way

Melbourne, Australia — 10/12/2009

CSL Limited, Australia’s leading biopharmaceutical company, has today announced that a vaccine to treat severe gum disease is being developed in a new collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur, the world’s leading global manufacturer of vaccines.

CSL has signed an agreement with Sanofi Pasteur to fund a program in the CRC for the further development of a vaccine to prevent and treat the severe gum disease peridontitis.

Up to 30% of Australian adults suffer from the wide-spread gum disease, which causes gums to bleed and teeth to fall out. The condition has also been linked with heart disease, stroke, adverse pregnancy outcomes, dementia and cancer.

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Additonal Information:
Visit the CRC for Oral Health Sciences Website to find out more.

Media Contacts:

Dr Rachel David
Director of Public Affairs
CSL Limited
Phone: +61 401 775 779

Rebecca Scott
Media Officer
University of Melbourne
Phone: +61 417 164 791

Daniella Goldberg
Oglivy PR Health
Phone: +61 416 211 067
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