​R21/Matrix-M Malaria Vaccines

On 20th May, 2024, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) shipped its first batch of the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine to Africa.

What is R21/Matrix-M?

  • The R21//Matrix-M vaccine is the second malaria vaccine to be authorized for use in children in malaria-endemic regions, following the RTS, S/AS01 vaccine, which gained WHO recommendation in 2021.
  • The vaccine has been developed through collaboration between the Jenner Institute at Oxford University and the Serum Institute of India leveraging by Novavax’s saponin-based adjuvant technology.
  • R21/Matrix-M vaccine received WHO recommendation for use in children in October, 2023, followed by the announcement of its high efficacy of its Phase ....
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