Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 9th, 1998
The purified chick embryo cell culture (PCEC) vaccine is manufactured by Chiron Behring GmbH and Co. under the trade name RabAvert.
Two other rabies vaccines currently are licensed in the U.S.: human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV, trade name Imovax, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, Swiftwater, Pennsylvania) and rabies vaccine adsorbed (RVA, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
"The addition of PCEC to the current products available for pre-exposure and postexposure prophylactic use in humans allows for greater...
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