Navigation Links
Replikins Oral Vaccine Synthesized in 7 Days Protects 91% of Shrimp Against a Lethal Virus
Date:3/11/2008

BOSTON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins, Ltd. has announced development of a chemically synthesized vaccine specific to a Taura Syndrome virus structure based on its patented Replikins(TM) technology. When the vaccine was administered orally to shrimp, 91% survived a challenge by the lethal Taura virus. The specificity of the protective effect was established in control groups by chemically blocking the active regions in the vaccine, and as a result the protective effect was lost in these control groups. The effectiveness of this vaccine, and its rapid production cycle (7 days), represent an important proof of concept for developing vaccines against a range of rapidly replicating high lethality virus outbreaks.

For counteracting emerging infectious disease, early detection and rapid response are critical. Replikin contributions to date are both in early detection and rapid response: 1) Advance warning previously was not possible until it was found in H5N1 influenza that an increase in the virus replikin concentration signalled one year in advance that the outbreak was coming, and indicated the country in which this would occur (FluForecast(TM), Indonesia). 2) The production of vaccines by other methods has required 3 to 12 months, by which time the epidemic may have come and gone, or the vaccine effectiveness reduced or lost because the target changed due to mutation. In contrast, the replikins vaccine found effective here was manufactured synthetically in 7 days.

Viruses lethal to shrimp have been responsible for large losses to aquaculture worldwide. Replikins is forming a division to focus on these viruses. The company is also pursuing development of synthetic vaccine products based on replikin epitopes, Syntopes(TM), for the control of fish hemorrhagic viruses and other lethal aquatic microorganisms,

Contact: Replikins Ltd., 38 The Fenway, Boston MA 02215. email: sbogoch@replikins.com Tel: 646-320-5910 http://www.Replikins.com

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Replikins Ltd.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. John E. Leonard, Ph.D., Former Biogen Idec Antibody Development Executive, Joins the Scientific Advisory Board of Vaccinex, Inc.
2. Vaccinogens New Anti-Cancer Vaccine Commercially Available in Europe This Year
3. Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition Applauds Expanded Influenza Vaccine Recommendation for Children
4. Combination vaccine protects monkeys from ebola and Marburg viruses
5. Nasal Vaccine for Smallpox Confers High Levels of Immunity Without Safety Risks
6. Vaccines are Likely to Cause Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Over 2% of Children With a Strong Family History of Insulin Dependent Diabetes, New Data Indicates
7. GSK Receives Favorable Recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Rotarix(R) (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral)
8. ImmunoVaccine Technologies appoints the Honourable Michael Kirby as Chair
9. Vaccinex Antibody Licensed to GlaxoSmithKline
10. Carrington Subsidiary DelSite Starts Making Test Batches of First Bird Flu Vaccine Offering Needle-free Self-Administration
11. NIH Funds Vaccine Research for Needle-free and Self-Administered Protection Against Pandemic Influenza
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/6/2016)... , ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... , The Center for Excellence in Education Sponsors Teacher Training Program , ... February 4, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) will sponsor ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... February 5, 2016 Amarantus BioScience ... company focused on developing products for Regenerative Medicine, Neurology ... Pediatric Disease Designation (RPDD) from the US Food and ... MANF. MANF was previously granted orphan drug designation (ODD) ... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today that Edward Lanphier , Sangamo,s president and ... progress of Sangamo,s ZFP Therapeutic ® development programs ... 2:40 pm ET on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at ... Conference. The conference is being held in ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 2016  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO ), ... CytoSorb® blood filter to treat deadly inflammation in ... announced that CEO Dr. Phillip Chan , ... Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, providing ... Conference Presentation Details: Where: Convene Conference ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/2/2016)... YORK , Feb. 2, 2016 ... of the bioinformatic market by reviewing the recent ... enabled tools that drive the field forward. Includes ... to: Identify the challenges and opportunities that ... providers and software solution developers, as well as ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... , Feb. 2, 2016   Parabon NanoLabs ... the U.S. Army Research Office and the Defense ... and sensitivity of the company,s Snapshot Kinship ... Mission and, more generally, defense-related DNA forensics.  Although ... capabilities (predicting appearance and ancestry from DNA evidence), ...
(Date:2/1/2016)... NEW YORK , Feb. 1, 2016  Today, ... Heart Association (AHA) announced plans to develop a first ... cognitive computing power of IBM Watson. In the first ... disease, AHA, IBM (NYSE: IBM ), and Welltok ... metrics and health assessments with cognitive analytics, delivered on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):