Navigation Links
Vaxart Begins Animal Testing of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Candidate
Date:5/26/2009

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaxart, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of oral vaccines, announced today that the company has created a candidate vaccine for H1N1 influenza (swine flu). On Saturday, May 23, Vaxart began testing for immune responses in animals, just 25 days after initiating the project. The company will compare performance of the research-grade H1N1 vaccine to its successful avian flu vaccine as a first step towards potential human clinical testing.

The company has also begun preparing source material suitable for production of human H1N1 vaccine; an initial batch could be produced by August. However, human testing may not begin until fall or later, due to the need for safety testing in animals.

"Our oral vaccine could provide an important tool for swine flu pandemic preparation, because of the speed with which it could be delivered to groups such as first-line medical personnel," said Sean Tucker, Ph.D., Vaxart vice president of research.

Currently, pandemic flu vaccines are prepared by a slow and inefficient process that requires about six months before the first large amounts of vaccine are available. This process depends on creating an engineered variant of the circulating pandemic influenza strain and growing it in eggs. An advantage of Vaxart's approach is that it does not require culturing the flu virus in eggs; company scientists make a new vaccine by inserting a small piece of DNA matching the pandemic strain into Vaxart's pre-constructed vector. Vaxart's vector grows quickly and reproducibly in cell culture using a standard process.

Vaxart vaccines are novel in several ways, including the fact that they can be taken orally (i.e., by swallowing a capsule). In addition, the product is stable enough to be distributed without refrigeration. In an emergency, an approved Vaxart vaccine could be supplied by mail, rather than risking the sprea
'/>"/>

SOURCE Vaxart, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Vaxart Demonstrates Efficacy of Oral Avian Flu Vaccine in Preclinical Studies
2. DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Begins Trading on OTC Bulletin Board
3. Genzyme Begins Major Expansion of Boston Manufacturing Facility
4. Medical Services Begins Working With United States Companies for Distribution of Its Products
5. Phlo Affiliate Begins Roll Out to Metropolitan New York City Account Base
6. Care to Care Begins Providing Radiology Benefit Management Services to Touchstone Health
7. SPO Medical Begins Shipping PulseOx 6000(TM) and PulseOx 6100(TM)
8. Aeterna Zentaris Begins Second Phase 3 Trial of Cetrorelix for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
9. Ohio Task Force Begins Mission of Creating a New 21st Century Industry
10. Thomson Scientific Begins Expansion of Web of Science
11. Nikon Instruments Begins Direct Sales and Technical Support in Southern California and Rocky Mountain Territories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/21/2015)... Tunnell Consulting, Inc. today ... senior statistician and Principal, a position to which she ... management and analysis of complex and large data sets ... “We’re delighted to have Julia join the Tunnell team ... Dr. Philippe Cini, Group Vice President and leader of ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 This ... history, especially for lawns. US Patented Pearl’s Premium ... for lawns around the country that are coming out ... that addresses a number of major global concerns related ... the “non-grass” grass – the alternative to the standard, ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... The global genotyping market is expected ... forecast period of 2015 to 2020 to reach $17.0billion ... drug discovery and development process and to provide personalized ... to this,heavy investments by key manufacturers to offer advanced ... market growth. Browse 113 market data tables & 37 ...
(Date:5/20/2015)...  Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University, ... from The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation ... will be the centerpiece of the University,s major ... Kravis Research Building, two stories high, will be ... city blocks following the shoreline of the East ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Julia O’Neill Joins Tunnell Consulting’s Operational and Process Improvement Practice 2Breakthrough 4th Generation Low Maintenance Lawn Seed Offers Solution to California Drought 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 2Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 3Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 4Genotyping Market Growing at 22.3% CAGR to 2020: Research Based on Technology, Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Key Players. 5The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Provides Landmark Gift of $100 Million to The Rockefeller University 2The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Provides Landmark Gift of $100 Million to The Rockefeller University 3The Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Foundation Provides Landmark Gift of $100 Million to The Rockefeller University 4
... Inc. (NYSE:,LDR), a recognized leader in personal ... of Michael Leatherman and David,Meador to its ... an independent consultant focused in,information technology strategies ... Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and,Executive Vice ...
... with Retasure , ... Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) August ... in risk assessment for diabetics, recently announced that the Carilion Clinic ... imaging risk assessment to diabetic patients., , ,Carilion Medical Group is ...
... DIEGO, Aug. 28 Orexigen(R) Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ... nervous system disorders, including obesity, today announced,that the Company ... BioCentury Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry Thursday, ... Broadway Hotel, New York, UBS Global Life Sciences ...
Cached Biology Technology:Landauer, Inc. Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors 2Carilion Clinic Invests in Sight Saving Technology to Improve Patient Care: Carilion Clinic Teams Up with Retasure 2
(Date:5/11/2015)... 11, 2015 Curemark LLC, a privately held ... a new Phase III double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical ... CM-AT, on all children ages 3-8 with Autism. Previously, ... III double blinded clinical trial for CM-AT in children ... the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin. This new trial will help ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... , May 6, 2015 LifeBEAM, a developer ... helmet producer, announced today that they will expand their ... world,s first bio-sensing cycling helmet and the first joint ... two new colors in order to give cyclists more ... In addition, LifeBEAM and Lazer announced their plan to ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... , Apr. 27, 2015 Profile Solutions, ... control and security systems is pleased to announce that ... as a consultant and member of its scientific advisory ... widely known as a thought leader in technology-enhanced learning ... Technology Group, and has published studies and books focused ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Curemark, LLC, Launches New Phase III Trial in Expanded Population of Children with Autism 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 3Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 4
... DENVER Babies born to obese mothers are ... brain development, according to a study to be presented ... annual meeting in Denver. In nonpregnant adults, obesity-related ... increasing the risk of iron deficiency anemia. When a ...
... (NYSCF) applauds the US Court of Appeals for the District ... ruling against the use of public funds for embryonic stem ... stem cell research and the nation,s scientific community. Most ... world suffering from incurable diseases," says Susan L. Solomon, CEO ...
... Md. - Digging in the ground to plant trees may ... civic affairs, concludes a new University of Maryland study, based ... more a person is involved in environmental stewardship, the more ... says the report, " Digging Together ", which the researchers ...
Cached Biology News:Digging in dirt, Arbor Day planting, may help build citizenship: UMD study 2
... time to just 15 minutes! The name ... can be drawn between this exciting new laboratory ... foods. Instant meals consumed by astronauts, explorers ... are reconstituted by adding water. The Instant ...
APO(a) EIA Sample Size: 25 l...
...
Request Info...
Biology Products: