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Spotlight: Aviron Asks FDA for Flu-Vaccine Spray Approval

CALIFORNIA / News and Insight on Business in the Golden
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July 02, 1998

Aviron filed for Food and Drug Administration approval of FluMist, the first nasal-spray vaccine shown to prevent the flu. If approved, FluMist would be the Mountain View-based biotechnology company's first product. Aviron requested approval for FluMist alone for use by children and adults and in combination with a flu shot for elderly patients. The product could generate as much as $400 million a year in U.S. sales. Aviron shares have surged in the last year. They fell 44 cents to close at $30.75 on Nasdaq.

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