VaxDesign Corporation Receives 2011 Companies to Watch Award

Blood Donors Research Program

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.

The fifty companies will be honored at an awards celebration on February 17 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.

About VaxDesign

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.

Blood Donors Needed for Research Program

bloodSanofi Pasteur VaxDesign Corporation, one of central Florida’s leading biotechnology research companies, is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 50 to take part in an investigational study to aid in the development of an artificial immune system to test vaccine formulations.

As a participant in this research study, you would only be asked to donate whole blood or apheresis units. Your participation could involve up to 8 sessions per year. Whole blood donations typically take 1 hour or less; apheresis sessions can last approximately 3-4 hours. In appreciation for your time, you will receive compensation of $50 per whole blood donation and $200 per apheresis donation.

For more info in being of our program please visit our website at or call (407) 243-5600.