Inside Out Quality

Rotateq and Rotarix -A story of vaccine contamination and prevention

January 26, 2021 Aaron & Diane Season 1 Episode 5
Inside Out Quality
Rotateq and Rotarix -A story of vaccine contamination and prevention
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Inside Out Quality
Rotateq and Rotarix -A story of vaccine contamination and prevention
Jan 26, 2021 Season 1 Episode 5
Aaron & Diane

In 2010, two companies learned their vaccines for a childhood infection (rotavirus) had another virus present: porcine circovirus. Both companies couldn't detect the virus lurking in a key material used for vaccine manufacture, and it went undetected until an academic lab discovered with new technology. 

Virologist and Vaccine Developer Dick Hesse from Kansas State University joins me and Diane to discuss vaccine contamination.  We are also joined by Julia Schaar with Medgene Labs (https://www.medgenelabs.com/) a local livestock vaccine developer to share best practices for preventing product contamination.  

Show Notes

In 2010, two companies learned their vaccines for a childhood infection (rotavirus) had another virus present: porcine circovirus. Both companies couldn't detect the virus lurking in a key material used for vaccine manufacture, and it went undetected until an academic lab discovered with new technology. 

Virologist and Vaccine Developer Dick Hesse from Kansas State University joins me and Diane to discuss vaccine contamination.  We are also joined by Julia Schaar with Medgene Labs (https://www.medgenelabs.com/) a local livestock vaccine developer to share best practices for preventing product contamination.