The 1950s and 1960s were momentous for drug manufacturers, which introduced vaccines for polio, measles, mumps, and a host of other diseases. Over time, though, many pharmaceutical companies deemphasized vaccines in favor of prescription drugs. Today, according to the organizers of this conference, "we stand poised for the second golden era of vaccines." Researchers will discuss an array of novel delivery techniques (patches, sprays) as well as new targets (cancer, addiction).
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