Vaccine candidates move through the following stages of development as they are tested for safety and efficacy:
LMIV research and development engages in Steps 1 through 9, working with collaborators who, if applicable, see candidates through the final steps.
Very few vaccines successfully complete all of these steps, as they are intended to ensure that only the safest, most effective drugs reach the market.
Last Updated March 05, 2012
Last Reviewed March 01, 2012