ANTIVENOMS & Q FEVER VACCINE

As part of our heritage, Seqirus remains the sole provider of a unique range of products made in the national interest for the Australian government, including antivenoms and Q fever vaccine. As the only manufacturer in the world to supply antivenoms specific to Australia’s most venomous creatures, Seqirus serves a significant public health need. We are committed to reducing the burden of venomous bites and stings through awareness, education and community programmes in the Asia Pacific region.

Our Solutions

Red Bellied Black Snake Gary Stephenson
Antivenoms

Australia is home to many of the world’s most venomous snakes, spiders and marine animals. Seqirus is the world’s sole producer of antivenoms for Australia’s most venomous creatures; a community service our parent company began in the 1930s.

Photograph by Gary Stephenson

Q Fever Vaccine
Q fever Facts

Q fever is a national notifiable disease in Australia and Seqirus is the world’s only manufacturer of Q fever vaccine. Q fever is caused by a bacteria and is transmitted to humans by inhalation direct or indirect contact with infected animals, most commonly cattle, sheep and goats. The illness in humans is usually flu-like, but may sometimes have serious and long-lasting consequences 1.

Global Health Partnerships

We are motivated and humbled by the magnitude of our work and the impact it has on human life. We stand alongside our partners on the front line of public health, using our expertise and combined strength to protect people and communities around the world.

Myanmar

Collaborating to improve patient outcomes in Myanmar

Enhancing the outcomes of Myanmar snakebite patients by improving antivenom production, availability and hospital care.

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Papua New Guinea

Improving access to antivenom in PNG

A government and industry partnership designed to improve access to antivenoms in Papua New Guinea.

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1. Australian Government, Department of Health. Australian Immunisation Handbook. Chapter: Q fever. 6 June 2018. Retrieved from: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preventable-diseases/q-fever (Accessed June 2019)

UK/FLU/0519/0080 August 2019

Influenza

Influenza - the flu - is familiar to all of us. It's so common, in fact, that we often forget how serious it can be.

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In-Licensing

Seqirus has extensive experience in commercialising partner vaccines and pharmaceuticals in Australia and New Zealand.

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R&D

Innovation is vital to achieving our vision of world protected from influenza.

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