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Immunization

The construction of an asset and a liability match that benefits from offsetting changes in value.

Price Immunization

A strategy of matching assets to future liabilities. That is, price immunization involves investing in certain securities with a certain expected return so that the investor will be able to pay for future liabilities. Pension funds and annuities use price immunization more than many investors because they have future liabilities that are both large and relatively easy to estimate. Portfolios that practice price immunization usually invest in low-risk, investment-grade securities. See also: Portfolio dedication.

immunization

A technique of investing in bonds such that the portfolio's target return is protected against interest rate fluctuations. Changes in returns at which cash flows can be reinvested are offset by changes in the value of the securities in the portfolio. See also bullet immunization.
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Active immunization of gilts against gonadotropin-releasing hormone: effects on secretion of gonadotropins, reproductive function, and responses to agonists of gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
In order to reduce the impact of HBV infection, schedules for active immunization, double doses of active immunization and both active and passive immunization against this infection have been investigated.
Prevenar 13 is approved in the EU for active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease, pneumonia and acute otitis media caused byvaccine-type S.
At least five such vaccines addressing composite targets in an active immunization strategy are in early stages of the developmental pipeline.
BASEL -- US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Menveo(r) (Meningococcal [Groups A, C, Y and W-135] Oligosaccharide Diphtheria CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135 in individuals 2 to 10 years of age1.
The vaccine is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroups A, C, Y, and W135.
Afluria is indicated for the active immunization of people ages 18 and older against flu caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B present in the vaccine.
Intellect has incorporated proprietary safety features into its ANTISENILIN monoclonal antibody and RECALL-VAXTM technology platforms for both passive and active immunization, respectively, to minimize the potential for adverse side-effects by generating antibodies that bind only the toxic beta amyloid and not the Amyloid Precursor Protein.
The use of licensed vaccines for active immunization of the immunocompromised host.
Prevenar 13 also is available through the World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification program for active immunization of infants and young children, as well as adults 50 years and older.
The company said Quadracel is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis in children four through six years of age.
The new vaccine is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitides serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135.