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Aeras-led research consortium receives FDA support
Date:10/4/2010

omarkers, particularly those that measure bacteriocidal effects correlated with TB vaccine effectiveness, could help shorten timeframes for introducing new TB vaccines, as we work with regulatory agencies like the FDA to conduct clinical trials and approve new TB vaccines," said Michael Brennan, PhD, Senior Advisor for Global Affairs at Aeras.

The project aims to evaluate four mycobacterial growth inhibition assays that can be reproducibly transferred to other laboratories and to identify T-cell immune and antibody responses that may be associated with ex vivo growth inhibition and potentially with protective vaccines.

The consortium is comprised of researchers at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation; the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford; the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative of the University of Cape Town; Saint Louis University; and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


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Contact: Annmarie Leadman
aleadman@aeras.org
240-599-3018
Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation
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