octavalent


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octavalent

(ˌɒktəˈveɪlənt)
adj
(Chemistry) chem having a valency of eight
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Based on the huge database regarding the incidence and frequency of the dominant HPV types in the west, Merck has already performed clinical trials in Western nations with an octavalent HPV VLP vaccine, including benign L1 VLP types 6 and 11, and six oncogenic HPV types (16, 18, 31, 45, 52, and 58) (76).
The types in the octavalent vaccine [Cervarix, GlaxoSmithKline] will be more appropriate in my population, HIV-positive women infected with multiple strains of HPV," he said.