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Valneva SE

Our Opinion

Valneva SE is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct pre-clinical studies of their drugs on animals to assess a product’s safety profile.

Supporting Evidence:

The company stated in the following report that they exploit animals for product testing.

“The above left figure shows that whereas unimmunized animals showed a rapid increase in viral load within one day of the challenge, as depicted by the orange lines, there was no detectable viremia in any of the immunized animals, as depicted in the purple line on the x-axis.” (Page 141) Read the full document

Company Description

Valneva SE, a specialty vaccine company, focuses on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with unmet needs. Its commercial vaccines for travelers include IXIARO, an inactivated Vero cell culture-derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine indicated for active immunization against Japanese encephalitis; DUKORAL, an oral vaccine for the prevention of diarrhea caused by Vibrio cholera and/or heat-labile toxin producing Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli bacterium; and VLA2001, a vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Saint-Herblain, France.

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