Sanaria Inc. to launch crowdfunding campaign for SporoBotTM, a mosquito-dissecting robot for accelerating manufacture of Sanaria’s malaria vaccine.

April 29, 2014 Biotechnology company Sanaria Inc. aims to raise at least $250,000 in 30 days on Indiegogo.com, a crowdfunding website. The campaign launches on May 6, 2014. Funds will be dedicated to the development of SporoBotTM, a robot that will dissect mosquito salivary glands. By replacing manual microdissection of mosquito salivary glands, SporobotTM will automate a key step in the manufacturing process of Sanaria® PfSPZ Vaccine …

The buzz about Sanaria’s malaria vaccine Phase I results

Early stage clinical testing of Sanaria's intravenous malaria vaccine has shown promise, according to results published in Science. The vaccine, known as PfSPZ, contains attenuated Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) sporozoites (SPZ), was shown to be safe and well tolerated when administered to the 40 adult volunteers. However, it’s not the safety profile that has excited the malaria research community. The vaccine …