Release Date: January 10, 2011
VaxDesign Honored for Its Technology, Growth and Contribution to Florida's Economy
ORLANDO, Fla. Biotechnology research and development company VaxDesign Corporation has been recognized as one of fifty 2011 "Companies to Watch" by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida and ACG Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The award recognizes privately held Florida businesses that employ up to 99 employees and have between $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or capital.
"We're extremely pleased and honored to be among the fifty companies chosen," said the head of the VaxDesign Campus William Warren, "We have always felt a strong commitment to Florida and our local community. We're fortunate to be able to provide jobs for central Floridians, while helping to build Florida's growing biotechnology business community. We're thankful for the support we've received and will continue to work hard to maintain a strong presence in Florida."
The fifty companies will be honored at an awards celebration on February 17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.
VaxDesign's flagship technology, the MIMIC® System, helps predict the immune response of an individual or selected group to a drug candidate or vaccine candidate. VaxDesign is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of sanofi pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, a leading global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions to improve the lives of everyone. As world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines, protecting against 20 infectious diseases.