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Looming Pressure on Pharma as the Spread of Ebola Continues

When will a vaccine become available for Ebola? Killing over 8,000 people in West Africa since last year and still spreading, the need for a prophylactic Ebola vaccine is becoming increasingly important. Companies are racing to bring a safe vaccine to market and with the current pace of the epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the demand for Ebola …

University of Buffalo Develops new transport System for DNA Vaccines for HIV, Malaria, HPV, and Other Major Illnesses

“By improving the delivery of DNA vaccines, we can potentially harness the human immune system in new ways to fight everything from the flu and herpes to HIV and cancer.” Blaine Pfeifer, associate professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering November 25, 2014 Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines …

Genocea finds new malaria biomarker

Genocea Profiles T cell Responses to Identify Antigens Associated with Malaria Episodes Findings reveal evidence of malaria in immune system years after clinical episodes November 5, 2014 Genocea Biosciences, Inc., a company developing T cell-directed vaccines and immunotherapies, today presented study results identifying a cluster of antigens that may be a biomarker of disease. The findings, generated using Genocea’s proprietary …

Researchers at University College Cork in Ireland have developed a patch that delivers small doses of a vaccine through microscopic needles

UCC Developing Vaccine Patch To Combat Malaria

Researchers at University College Cork in Ireland have developed a patch that delivers small doses of a vaccine through microscopic needles A new malaria vaccine administered through a micro-needle patch has been developed by scientists at the school of pharmacy at the University College Cork in Ireland. The patch itself is composed of microscopic silicon needles which deliver the vaccine …

The Most Influential People in Vaccines

Vaccine Nation presents the 50 most influential people in vaccines Download the Most Influential People in Vaccines to find out: Has Bill Gates lost his top spot? Who are the 25 new entries? Which disease field has produced the most influential experts Over the last two months we asked you to vote for who you believe are the three most influential …

A significant step in understanding the binding of the malaria parasite to blood cells enabled by the ExpreS 2 technology platform

August 18th, 2014 Biotech company ExpreS2ion® Biotechnologies announced the publication of the article: ‘Structure of malariainvasion protein RH5 with erythrocyte basigin and blocking antibodies’ in the high impact scientific journal Nature, with teams at the University of Oxford. The scientists have been working together since the University of Oxford took a license to ExpreS2ions’ Drosophila Schneider-2 cell-based protein production technology …

Download A world free of the intolerable burden of diseases of poverty

Odile Leroy, European Vaccine Initiative joined us last year at the World Vaccine Congress Europe to present on ‘A world free of the intolerable burden of diseases of poverty’ Download this presentation now to find out more about: Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap- What has been achieved in 6 years? Partnering with 46 public institutions (10 in Africa) and 19 private …

Malaria Barcode Can Help Track and Contain Outbreaks

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have identified a genetic marker that could track spread of malaria. Increasing population mobility across the world has made the threat of malaria even greater as this increases the possibility of re-introducing parasites to elimination areas. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have identified a simple …

Vaccine Asia Live: Forging Partnerships for Improved Immunisation in Laos

“Vaccination as the most cost-efficient method to save millions of lives around the world.” To kick-start the 2nd day’s activities for World Vaccine Congress Asia 2014, we have the privilege and honour in having Dr Bounkong Syhavong, the Vice Minister of Health for Lao People’s Democratic Republic to present on the forging of partnerships for improved immunisation in Laos. For the …