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Scratching the surface: Exploratory analysis of key opinion leaders on rate limiting factors in novel adjuvanted-vaccine development

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  • Pronker, Esther
  • Weenen, Tamar
  • Commandeur, Harry
  • Claassen, E.
  • Osterhaus, A.D.M.E.

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This exploratory qualitative article analyzes the potentially rate-limiting factors affecting value chain dynamics during adjuvanted-vaccine development. Adjuvants are considered immunostimulating substances that can be added to a vaccine. Although adjuvants have the potential to elicit adverse reactions, they also offer certain benefits. After approximately 90years of R&D, why have only four adjuvants been approved? Although ample literature is available describing the risks and benefits, it remains unclear as to how these potentially rate-limiting factors compare.

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  • Pronker, Esther & Weenen, Tamar & Commandeur, Harry & Claassen, E. & Osterhaus, A.D.M.E., 2015. "Scratching the surface: Exploratory analysis of key opinion leaders on rate limiting factors in novel adjuvanted-vaccine development," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 90(PB), pages 420-432.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:90:y:2015:i:pb:p:420-432
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2014.04.017
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    1. Bi, Kexin & Huang, Ping & Ye, Hui, 2015. "Risk identification, evaluation and response of low-carbon technological innovation under the global value chain: A case of the Chinese manufacturing industry," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 238-248.

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