Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/18/2014 -- Hepatitis B, which is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), is characterized by acute or chronic inflammation of the liver. Researchers and healthcare experts have estimated that roughly two billion people are infected with HBV worldwide, with roughly 600,000 people dying each year from HBV-related liver diseases. While the arrival of recombinant HBsAg vaccines has greatly reduced disease burden over the past two decades, questions surrounding vaccine uptake and effectiveness in adults, particularly in niche patient populations, still remain. GlobalData expects that the growing popularity of pediatric combination vaccines, along with the arrival of vaccines that achieve higher seroconversion rates in high-risk adults, will serve to stimulate growth in the marketplace over the forecast period. Country-specific immunization recommendations and policy implementation will be an essential metric for determining future vaccine uptake in the 7MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan) and Canada.
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Engerix-B [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)] is GSK's monovalent vaccine that protects children, adolescents, and adults against acute and chronic infections caused by all known strains of HBV. Following the 1986 debut of Merck's hepatitis B offering, Recombivax HB, Engerix-B was the second recombinant HBV vaccine to receive FDA approval. Engerix-B also received market authorization in Canada in 1991 and the 5EU in 2000. It is marketed under the names Engerix-B Kinder/Engerix-B Erwachsene in Germany.
- Overview of Hepatitis B disease, including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines as well as an overview on the competitive landscape.
- Detailed information on Engerix-B including product description, safety and efficacy profiles as well as a SWOT analysis.
- Sales forecast for Engerix-B for top seven countries from 2012 to 2022.
- Sales information covered for the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK
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