What do you believe is the biggest obstacle faced in vaccine manufacturing today?
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Company: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Job Title: Author, Chief of the Division of Infectious, and Director of the Vaccine Education Center
I think the biggest obstacle is an increasingly greater burden of regulatory issues by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s much more difficult to make vaccines today than 15 years ago. Today, companies are asked to rule out relatively rare adverse events pre-licensure.