Presentation on theme: "Candidate Vaccine Strains and Potency Reagents for Influenza Season"— Presentation transcript:
1 Candidate Vaccine Strains and Potency Reagents for 2014-15 Influenza Season Division of Biological Standards & Quality ControlLaboratory of Biochemistry, Virology & ImmunochemistryOCBQ, CBER, FDAManju JoshiPrepared forVaccines and Related Biological ProductsAdvisory Committee28 February 2014
2 Influenza A (H1N1)Current Vaccine Strain (2013–14 Season) : A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virusReassortants X179A; X181and NIB-74WHO Recommended Strain for 2014–15: an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virusNo change from 2013–14 Strain
3 CBER Authorized Reagents for H1N1 CBER Reference AntigenFor Egg DerivedX-179A CBER Reference Antigen (Lot 69) (low inventory).X-179A CBER New Reference Antigen (Lot 76: under calibration)*X-181 CBER Reference Antigen (Lot H1-Ag-1107)X-181 Reference Antigen from TGA*NIB-74: Reference Antigen from NIBSC*For Cell DerivedA/Brisbane/10/2010 (Cell Derived): Reference Antigen from NIBSCCBER AntibodiesNew lots: H1-Ab-1304 and H1-Ab-1305*(CBER approval of these reagents: case by case basis)
4 Influenza A (H3N2)Current Vaccine Strain (2013–14 Season) : A (H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011A/Texas/50/2012 (reassortants X-223 and X-223 A)WHO Recommended Strain for 2014–15: A/Texas/50/2012 (H3N2)-like virussame as recommendation
5 CBER Authorized Reagents for H3N2 CBER Reference AntigenFor Egg DerivedX-223A CBER Reference Antigen (Lot 75)X-223 CBER Reference Antigen (Lot H3-Ag-1308)X-223 Reference Antigen: From NIBSC and NIID**(CBER approval of these reagents: case by case basis)For Cell DerivedX-223A CBER Reference Antigen (Lot H3-Ag-1312)CBER AntibodiesNew lots: H3-Ab-1314, H3-Ab-1318 and H3-Ab-1319
6 Influenza BCurrent Vaccine Strain (2013–14 Season): Yamagata lineage-B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like VirusB/Massachusetts/2/2012 (Wt and Reassortant BX-51B)WHO Recommended Strain for 2014–15: Yamagata lineage-B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like VirusNo change from 2013–14 Strain
7 CBER Authorized Reagents for B-strain (Yamagata Lineage) CBER Reference AntigenFor Egg DerivedWild Type CBER Reference Antigen (Lot 74)BX-51B CBER Reference Antigen (Lots B(y)-Ag-1309 & B(y)-Ag-1311)BX-51B-Reference Antigen: From NIBSC and TGA**(CBER approval of these reagents: case by case basis)For Cell DerivedWild Type CBER Reference Antigen (Lot B(y)-Ag-1313)CBER AntibodiesNew lots: B(y)-Ab-1315; B(y)-Ab-1316; B(y)-Ab-1321 & B(y)-Ab-1323
8 Influenza B for Quadrivalent Formulations (2nd B-Strain) WHO Recommended Second B Strain ( Season): Victoria lineage-B/Brisbane/60/2008-like Viruses.WHO Recommended Second B Strain for : Victoria-lineage-B/Brisbane/60/2008-like VirusesNo Change from Season
9 CBER Authorized Reagents for 2nd B-strain (Victoria Lineage) CBER Reference AntigenCBER Reference Antigen (Lot 68): previously used however inventory has been depletedCBER New Reference Antigen (Lot 77: under calibration)*CBER AntibodiesLot B-Ab-1108 (previously used).New Lots: B-Ab-1215 & B-Ab-1216 will be made availableUse of Reference AntigenUse of mixture of Reference Antigens for testing of both B Strains in Quadrivalent Vaccine.Correction Factors with use of specific Reference Antigens arenot recommended(CBER authorized the use of Antibody Reagents from NIBSC and TGA under special circumstances to gain specificity in quadrivalent testing. Consult with CBER)
10 Challenges in Production of SRID Reagents Challenges due to selection of multiple reassortant/strains and production of vaccine in different platforms.Homologous Reference Antigen is optimal and preferred; Heterologous Antibodies may be acceptable.If it is not feasible to prepare and calibrate a homologous reagent in the short time frame heterologous reagents may be an option.Performance of heterologous reagents for use in combination with a particular product need to be evaluated.The performance of heterologous reagents need to be verified and authorized by CBER.CBER will work to re-calibrate a heterologous reference antigen if necessary.
11 CBER Influenza Potency Reagents Summary ….1 CBER authorized reagents should be used to test potency of vaccines marketed in the US.Authorized reagents are either produced by CBER or adopted by CBER for use.CBER collaborates with other ERLs in calibration of adopted reagents.CBER will verify availability and acceptable performance of compatible authorized reagents.The use of reference antigen and reference antiserum (as a calibrated pair) from same source is desirable to avoid discrepancies.
12 CBER Influenza Potency Reagents Summary….2 Use of same reagents for Monovalent, Trivalent/ Quadrivalent formulations (and follow-up stability studies) for a particular lot is desirable.To confirm Identity of B-strains in Quadrivalent Vaccine: Mono-specific or minimally cross reactive antibodies either developed by CBER or Authorized by CBER are recommended (consult with CBER to receive appropriate Lot)CBER will make every effort to assure timely availability of reagents appropriate for selected vaccine strains.The reagent lots (sp. antisera) may change from those provided last year. Please communicate with CBER and let us know if you have any problem with reagents.