Recombinant grass pollen allergy vaccine ameliorates symptoms of grass pollen-induced hayfever in a double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter field phase IIb trial

First vaccine in the world developed against grass pollen allergy

(Vienna, 18 January 2018) Viennese product: collaboration between MedUni Vienna and Biomay AG
Around 400 million people world-wide suffer in some form or other from a grass pollen allergy (rhinitis) – with the usual symptoms such as a runny nose, cough and severe breathing problems. In collaboration with the Viennese firm Biomay AG, MedUni Vienna researchers at the Institute of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research have now shown in a Phase II-b study with 180 patients in 11 European centres, that four injections of the synthetically manufactured vaccine BM32 in the first year and a top-up in the second year of treatment relieve the sufferers' symptoms by at least 25%.”


Rudolf Valenta awarded Russian "Mega Grant"

Research funding from Russian government for joint project on birch pollen allergy

(Moscow/Vienna, 14 December2017) Rudolf Valenta, MedUni Vienna allergy researcher, has been awarded a so-called "Mega Grant" by the Russian government for a research project to be conducted in collaboration with Musa Khaitov from the NRC Institute of Immunology FBMA in Moscow to study the immune response to the birch pollen allergen "Bet v 1".
The grant is worth 90 million roubles (around €1.2 million).


New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood

(Solna/Vienna, 12-12-2017) Immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen moleculescan predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence, suggests a new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at KarolinskaInstitutet in Sweden and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. The findings could accelerate the development of preventive strategies and novel treatments for respiratory allergy in children.


MedUni Vienna becomes WAO Center of Excellence

Allergy research recognised by the World Allergy Organization

center-of-excellenceMedUni Vienna has been chosen by the Excellence Selection Committee of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) to be one of its WAO Centers of Excellence.

MedUni Vienna is now one of only 30 WAO Centers of Excellence (provisionally until 2020).
The purpose of the WAO Centers of Excellence is to intensify and accelerate multidisciplinary scientific and clinical innovation, education and advocacy worldwide in the field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology.


Raphaela Freidl received the advancement award "Specific Immunotherapy" of the German Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology

The advancement award “Specific Immunotherapy” sponsored by Allergopharma GmbH & Co. KG is awarded yearly at the annual meeting of the German Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (DGAKI) for outstanding original work.


Medical University of Vienna ranked 7th in the field of Allergology in the World Ranking!

Acc. to the Center for World University Rankings (SWUR) the Medical University of Vienna is in the top 10 list in the field of Allergology and is ranked 7th worldwide.


International Distinguished Fellow Award für Rudolf Valenta

Rudolf Valenta, Allergieforscher am Institut für Pathophysiologie & Allergieforschung der MedUni Wien, wurde vom American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) mit dem International Distinguished Fellow Award ausgezeichnet.


MedUni Wien startet EU-Projekt INSPIRED in Kooperation mit rumänischer Forschungseinrichtung OncoGen

Zusammenarbeit bei Ragweed-Forschungsprojekt unterstützt Aufbau eines Forschungsinstituts auf internationalem Niveau in Timisoara


Data from clinical studies performed with a recombinant grass pollen allergy vaccine published


Verena Niederberger-Leppin mit Pharf Award ausgezeichnet

Niederberger2Allergologin der MedUni Wien erhält hoch renommierten Preis beim europäischen Allergiekongress EAACI 2016

Verena Niederberger-Leppin, Allergie-Expertin der MedUni Wien, wurde beim europäischen Allergiekongress EAACI 2016 in Wien (11. bis 15. Juni 2016) mit dem renommierten Pharf Award ausgezeichnet.

Der PharfAward ist ein Preis für herausragende wissenschaftliche Leistungen auf dem Gebiet der Allergologie für ForscherInnen unter 45 Jahren. Der Preisträger wird von einer internationalen Jury und den Präsidenten der drei großen internationalen Allergie-Gesellschaften EAACI (Europäische Allergiegesellschaft), AAAAI (Amerikanische Allergiegesellschaft) und WAO (World AllergyAssociation) gemeinsam ausgewählt.