GSK Transfers Rights To Experimental Ebola, Marburg Vaccines To Sabin Institute

Reuters: GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute
“British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. … U.S. drugmakers Merck and Johnson & Johnson are also developing potential vaccines against Ebola, and have made more progress with them than GSK had in clinical trials…” (Kelland, 8/6).

STAT: Sabin Institute acquires rights to develop vaccines for Ebola and Marburg viruses
“The nonprofit Sabin Vaccine Institute is taking over development of vaccines to protect against two species of Ebola and a related virus, Marburg, acquiring the rights from GSK, the two entities announced Tuesday. The transfer of the rights for the vaccines will put back into development a vaccine that GSK had shelved after the West African Ebola outbreak of 2014-2016. No money is changing hands; GSK is giving the rights to the Sabin Institute…” (Branswell, 8/6).