Navigation Links
New needle-free HPV vaccine increases effectiveness, availability in developing world
Date:11/17/2010

Arlington, Va. New research being presented at the 2010 FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in association with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition will highlight a targeted inhalable dry powder vaccine that may prove preferable in terms of needle avoidance and expected lower cost than the current commercial human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine used throughout the world.

HPV is the number one cause of cervical cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women around the globe. According to the World Health Organization, nearly a quarter of a million women die each year from cervical cancer, 80 percent of them in developing countries.

Lead researcher David McAdams and colleagues from the University of Colorado at Boulder created a dry powder that goes directly to the mucous membranes in the respiratory tract or mouth. Since HPV is a disease that affects the mucous membranes, the powder is more targeted. "Imagine the vaccine as a car," said McAdams. "Using this delivery method is similar to parking in your driveway instead of driving around the block a few times to find a spot."

The dry powder has added benefits for developing countries. For example, the current HPV vaccine is delivered by a needle injection, which is highly susceptible to contamination. The powder, as a solid, rather than a frozen liquid, may be more stable than current HPV vaccines, which makes it easier to store and transport in developing countries.

"While there are effective HPV vaccines on the market, cost, refrigeration and needle disposal shorten the reach they have," commented McAdams. "Our goal is to develop an economical, safe and easily administered HPV vaccine for everyone."

For the first time, FIP's PSWC and the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition will join to hold the world's largest pharmaceutical sciences meeting to improve global health through advances in pharmaceutical sciences. An estimated 10,000 scientists from more than 60 countries will participate in 100 sessions, including 40 symposia and roundtables.


'/>"/>

Contact: Joseph Catapano
catapanoJ@aaps.org
703-248-4772
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. New low-cost method to deliver vaccine shows promise
2. Consortium to design human trials of mosaic HIV vaccine
3. Cow vaccines go vroom
4. Doctors not strongly encouraging HPV vaccine to girls of certain age
5. Scientists use computer algorithms to develop seasonal flu vaccines
6. 2009 H1N1 vaccine protects against 1918 influenza virus
7. New discovery could aid development of elusive bovine mastitis vaccine
8. New bacterial signaling molecule could lead to improved vaccines
9. MSU researchers testing vaccine to help people quit smoking
10. New steps toward a universal flu vaccine
11. Cutting-edge vaccine research to be showcased at AAPS National Biotechnology Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2016)... NEW YORK , June 2, 2016   The ... (Weather), is announcing Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which ... advertising, by being able to ask questions via voice or ... Marketers have long ... with the consumer, that can be personal, relevant and valuable; ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... 16, 2016   EyeLock LLC , a market ... opening of an IoT Center of Excellence in ... the development of embedded iris biometric applications. ... convenience and security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it ... from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses video technology to deliver ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 First quarter 2016: ... up 966% compared with the first quarter of 2015 ... SEK 589.1 M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% ... 0.32) Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M ... revenue guidance is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new ... in Denmark detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast ... results could change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest features from ... also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in The Cloud ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... June 22, 2016 Cell Applications, Inc. ... them to produce up to one billion human ... within one week. These high-quality, consistent stem cells ... cells and spend more time doing meaningful, relevant ... proprietary, high-volume manufacturing process that produces affordable, reliable ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016   ViaCyte, Inc. , ... stem cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of ... ISSCR 2016 Annual Meeting.  ISSCR 2016, the Global Stem ... at Moscone West in San Francisco.  ... presentations are as follows:Event: , Focus Session: Tools for ...
Breaking Biology Technology: