Our scientists make swine flu vaccine breakthrough

SCIENTISTS at a medical research facility near Potters Bar have taken a crucial step towards ridding the world of swine flu. Researchers at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), in Blanche Lane, South Mimms, have

SCIENTISTS at a medical research facility near Potters Bar have taken a crucial step towards ridding the world of swine flu.

Researchers at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), in Blanche Lane, South Mimms, have successfully produced a strain of the virus that is suitable for use in vaccine manufacture.

The virus is now being made available to pharmaceutical companies around the world, who might be interested in producing the vaccine.

More on this story in next week's Potters Bar Edition.