Saint Herblain (France), March 30, 2023 – Valneva SE (Nasdaq: VALN; Euronext Paris: VLA), a specialty vaccine company, announced today it will present on its single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate, VLA1553, and host a roundtable on Zika vaccines next week at the 23rd World Vaccine Congress in Washington, D.C.
On April 4, 2023, at 11.40am EDT, Valneva’s Chief Medical Officer, Juan Carlos Jaramillo, MD, will host a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges for a Zika vaccine. Valneva successfully developed an inactivated whole-virus Zika vaccine candidate though Phase 1 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently evaluating potential re-entry into clinical development later this year or early next year.
In addition, on April 5, 2023, at 9.40am EDT, Susanne Eder-Lingelbach, Vice President, Clinical Development at Valneva, will review the clinical results of the Company’s single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate, for which a regulatory review process is underway with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If approved, it could become the first vaccine in the world to address the unmet medical need of chikungunya.
Juan Carlos Jaramillo and Valneva’s Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Lingelbach, will be available during the conference for one-on-one meetings. Interested parties may request a meeting at email@example.com.
Valneva will also display a poster on the clinical results of its chikungunya vaccine candidate in the exhibition foyer of the congress and will have a display in the exhibit area at booth #503.
VLA1553 is a live-attenuated, single dose investigational vaccine candidate targeting the chikungunya virus, which has spread to over 100 countries. It has been designed by deleting a part of the chikungunya virus genome.
To make VLA1553 more accessible to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC), Valneva and Instituto Butantan in Brazil signed an agreement in January 2021 for the development, manufacturing and marketing of VLA1553. The collaboration falls within the framework of the agreement signed between CEPI and Valneva in July 2019, which provides funding of up to $24.6 million with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.
Valneva reported final data from the pivotal Phase 3 trial of VLA1553 in March 2022, final lot-to-lot consistency results in May 2022 and positive twelve-month persistence data in December 2022.
VLA1553 received FDA Fast Track, Breakthrough Therapy designations and Priority Review in 2018, 2021 and 2023, respectively. VLA1553 was also granted PRIority MEdicine (PRIME) designation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2020.
If approved, VLA1553 would expand Valneva’s existing commercial vaccines portfolio and as such, Valneva intends to commercialize this vaccine, leveraging its existing manufacturing and commercial operations.
About Valneva SE
Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company takes a highly specialized and targeted approach to vaccine development and then applies its deep understanding of vaccine science to develop prophylactic vaccines addressing these diseases. Valneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to commercialize three vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against the chikungunya virus and Lyme disease.
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