BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) today announced that HEPLISAV-B™ [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted] is now available in the United States for the prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus in adults age 18 years and older. HEPLISAV-B was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 9, 2017. It is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in the United States in more than 25 years and the only two-dose hepatitis B vaccine for adults.
“Dynavax is prepared and proud to launch our first product, HEPLISAV-B, in the United States,” said Eddie Gray, chief executive officer of Dynavax. “We believe the increase in the rate of infections and poor compliance with current three-shot regimens has the medical community eager for access to HEPLISAV-B for adults. Given its two-dose schedule and delivery of high rates of protection, HEPLISAV-B is an important tool for preventing hepatitis B in the United States.”
HEPLISAV-B can now be ordered through a network of distributors, which will broaden over the next few weeks. The Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) for HEPLISAV-B of $115 per dose, or $230 per regimen, reflects the value HEPLISAV-B brings to the healthcare system. Dynavax is currently working with an extensive network of group purchasing organizations and government entities to ensure all patients have access to HEPLISAV-B. A list of the current distributors in the Dynavax network can be accessed by calling 1-84-HEPLISAV (1-844-375-4728).