Hybrid Delivery System Boosts DNA Vaccines Potential

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have developed a hybrid delivery system designed to fight cancer, HIV, flu, and other diseases Scientists from the University at Buffalo have created a novel hybrid system designed to deliver genetic antigens and elicit a strong immune response in patients, something DNA vaccines have so far failed to deliver. The hybrid, presented in the …

World Vaccine Congress Brochure Available

  The World Vaccine Congress Washington is now in its 15th year, and things look a little different to previous years. ‘So why the change?’ I hear you ask… In my previous role, we produced very focused agendas and ran two-day events specifically on that area. This would be as niche as talking only about foundations for deep water offshore …

Inovio Presents Phase II Clinical Efficacy Data at the 15th World Vaccine Congress

With the 15th World Vaccine Congress on 13 – 15 October in Brussels is just next month I conducted an interview to one of our key speakers, Dr. Niranjan Y. Sardesai (COO, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) to give you further insight into his new exciting clinical data and current challenges in developing cancer DNA vaccines.  Dr. Sardesai has broad development and …

A new Immunotherapy Technology Developed at Yale University Helps Patients Own Immune Cells Fight Cancer

Immune Cell Cancer Fighting Activity Boosted By Nanomaterials

A new Immunotherapy Technology Developed at Yale University Helps Patients Own Immune Cells Fight Cancer Researchers at Yale University have developed a new technology which uses a sample of a cancer patients immune cells and grows them in the lab, using carbon nanotube-polymer composites. When these enhanced immune cells are injected back into the patients body, the immune cancer-fighting response …

Regen BioPharma Has Reported Progress in Development of dCellVax: A Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine

Regen BioPharma Advances Towards Breast Cancer Immunotherapy

Regen BioPharma Has Reported Progress in Development of dCellVax: A Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine On the 1st of August 2014, Regen BioPharma reported on progress on its therapeutic cancer vaccine dCellVax, which stimulates the immune system of patients to selectively kill tumors. Thomas Ichim, the Chief Scientific Office of Regen BioPharma, said in a statement that ‘we are please to announce …

Vaccine Asia Live: Current Situation of Cervical Cancer Vaccines

Levent Shih-Jen Liu, the Associate Investigator of National Health Research Institute in Taiwan, moderated the Round Table Discussion, covering the topic of cervical cancer vaccines. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, a vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer among women, has been introduced in many countries around the world, including those in Asia. Through valuable inputs from each delegate, a clear …

Vaccine Asia Live: Recombinant Lipoimmunogen-based therapeutic HPV Vaccine

Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) is a DNA virus that can cause skin & genital warts as well as cervical and osopharyngeal cancers. In the US, there is an increasing trend in cervical cancer in women and osopharyngeal cancer in men.  To make things worse, there are no treatments available for HPV infection. Thus, HPV vaccines have become the most common mode …

Liver Cancer Vaccine Effective In Mice

Antigen Engineering has allowed scientists to formulate a cancer vaccine that is effective in preventing liver cancer in mice. By modifying Alpha-Fetoprotien (AFP), an antigen for liver cancer, Dr. Yukai He was able to make it so that the immune system would still recognise it, but would keep the protein expressed by cancer cells. AFP is expressed during development and …

PD-1 Gene Expression Profiles for Drug Development US Patent Awarded to Vaccine and Gene Institute Florida Scientists

March 2, 2014 The Vaccine and Gene Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida) announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office awarded VGTI Florida scientists Dr. Rafick-Pierre Sékaly, PhD and Dr. Elias Haddad, PhD U.S. Patent No. 8,647,822 titled ‘Determining whether a test compound modulates PD-1 activity in activated immune cells using gene expression profiles.’ The PD-1 pathway (programmed cell …