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Protein Sciences Secures A Potentially Huge Federal Contract For Flu Vaccines

Protein Sciences Secures A Potentially Huge Federal Contract For Flu Vaccines

Protein Sciences Corp. has won a federal contract to make sure the government is prepared for flu outbreaks, a deal that could be worth as much as $610 million over the next five years.

That would be an astounding sum for a company that now employs 125 people, about 100 of them at its Meriden home base. The likelihood is that the actual amount it receives will be significantly less.

Still, for Protein Sciences, which has developed and is marketing a flu vaccine made from cell cultures, rather than eggs, the contract is a financial lifeline at a time when commercial sales have...

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