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"Today's approval represents the culmination of efforts to develop a seasonal influenza vaccine using cell culture as an alternative to the egg-based process."
"The approval of Flucelvax is an important milestone for our influenza franchise and brings an innovative vaccine to the US. Modern cell-culture technology will likely become the new standard for influenza vaccine production and we are proud to lead the way."
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Sources: Novartis, FDA.
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