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Web Site Usage Terms

Please read and review the following terms and conditions ("Usage Terms") carefully. Your access to this web site ("site") constitutes your acceptance of these Usage Terms. If you do not wish to be bound by these Usage Terms, exit this site immediately. "Emergent" and "Emergent BioSolutions" refer collectively to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and its subsidiary corporations, each one a separate and distinct legal entity organized under the laws of its respective jurisdiction. These Usage Terms are used for ease of reference and should not be construed as modifying the legal status, rights or obligations of any of the referenced entities.

General Information

Emergent maintains this site for the purpose of providing information about our company to residents of the United States only. Emergent makes no representation that this site, including any material contained on this site, is compliant with the laws, or appropriate for use by residents, of any other jurisdiction. Nothing in this site should be construed as a solicitation or promotion for a product or for an indication of a product that is not authorized by the laws of the country where you reside.

Medical Information

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Accuracy of Site

Emergent makes no representations, warranties or assurances (express or implied) as to the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of information on this site. Emergent makes no representations or warranties that the information on this site satisfies any governmental regulation, including, without limitation, any required disclosure of information. THIS SITE AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. EMERGENT, ITS LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. By accessing this site you agree that your use of and reliance upon the site and any content is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Emergent reserves the right to alter, delete or supplement the content of this site at any time for any reason without notification to anyone. Product descriptions and specifications are subject to change, however, Emergent does not assume any responsibility to update the content of this site. This site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.

Limitation of Liability

Emergent shall not be liable for any damage or injury that may arise, in whole or in part, from the use of this site or reliance upon any information provided on this site, from your access of the site or from the inability to access the site. In no event shall Emergent be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury, wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from, without limitation, damages caused by computer viruses, lost data or business interruption resulting, in whole or in part, from your use of or inability to use this site or its content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, even if Emergent has been advised of the possibility of such damage or injury.

Links to Other Sites

This site may be accessed from other sites and may contain links to sites that are not associated with and/or controlled by Emergent. Emergent makes no representation or warranty regarding the content of any other such site. In no event shall any link or reference to any non-Emergent site, product or service imply that Emergent accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such site or endorses, recommends or approves of any company, product, procedure, test, opinion, service or information referenced or available on such third party site.

Governing Law

These Usage Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its provisions on conflicts of law. If any provision of these Usage Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed eliminated or limited to the extent necessary and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Emergent's Use of Transmitted Information

Emergent shall have no obligation to protect the confidentiality and/or limit its use of any communication, material, information or data you transmit to this site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions or the like. Anything you transmit to Emergent becomes the property of Emergent and Emergent shall be free to use, reproduce, disclose or transmit the information without any restriction whatsoever. Furthermore, Emergent is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information, without limitation, compensation or attribution.

Use of Copyrighted Material

This site, and the information which it contains, is owned or used by permission by Emergent and its affiliates and licensors, and is protected by copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. No part of this site may be published, reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, except that Emergent authorizes you to view, copy, download, and print Emergent documents (such as press releases, white papers and product descriptions) that are available on this site, subject to the following conditions:

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You will not use any electronic or automated means to collect, extract or compile data or content from this site, nor will you publish, reproduce, distribute or transmit any collection or compilation of data or any content obtained from this site in any form or medium. You are authorized to use such content for your information only, and only in accordance with these Usage Terms. Any use of such content not expressly permitted by the Usage Terms shall constitute a breach, and may violate copyright, trademark or other laws.

Ownership of Trademarks

Use of the symbols "®" or "™" indicate trademarks of Emergent unless otherwise indicated. Except to accurately identify the Emergent products, no use of any of the Emergent trademarks, trade name or trade dress may be made without the prior express written authorization of Emergent. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Notice and Take Down Procedures; Copyright Agent

If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this site by contacting Emergent's copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information:

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Emergent's agent for copyright issues relating to this site is as follows:

Legal Department
Emergent BioSolutions
2273 Research Blvd., Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
t 301 795 1800
f 301 795 1899

Entire Agreement

These Usage Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Emergent with respect to the use of this site and any content provided on or accessible through this site.

Copyright © 2006 EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS INC. All rights reserved.




BioThrax is a vaccine indicated for the active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by Bacillus anthracis in persons 18 through 65 years of age. BioThrax is approved for:

  1. Pre-exposure prophylaxis of disease in persons at high risk of exposure.
  2. Post-exposure prophylaxis of disease following suspected or confirmed Bacillus anthracis exposure, when administered in conjunction with recommended antibacterial drugs.

The efficacy of BioThrax for post-exposure prophylaxis is based solely on studies in animal models of inhalational anthrax.


Severe allergic reaction (e.g. anaphylaxis) after a previous dose of BioThrax or a component of the vaccine.

Adverse Reactions

The most common (≥10%) local (injection-site) adverse reactions observed in clinical studies were tenderness, pain, erythema, edema, and arm motion limitation. The most common (≥5%) systemic adverse reactions were muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. Acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, have occurred with BioThrax.

Warnings and Precautions

Vaccination with BioThrax should be avoided by individuals with a history of anaphylactic or anaphylactic-like reaction following a previous dose of BioThrax or any component of the vaccine. If BioThrax is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant during the immunization series, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Pregnant women should not be vaccinated unless the potential benefits of vaccination have been determined to outweigh the potential risk to the fetus. It is not known whether BioThrax is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when BioThrax is administered to a nursing woman.

BioThrax should be administered with caution to persons with a possible history of latex sensitivity since the vial stopper contains dry natural rubber.