Navigation Links
NanoBio Awarded Up To $10 Million In NIH Funding To Develop A Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
Date:10/29/2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoBio Corporation today announced that the company has been awarded an initial contract worth $5.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to develop a nanoemulsion (NE) adjuvant for use with a pandemic influenza vaccine. The total contract is valued at approximately $10.5 million, if all options are exercised.

The funding from NIAID will specifically support the research and development of NanoVax®-Panflu, which combines NanoBio's proprietary NE adjuvant with a plant-based recombinant H5 pandemic influenza antigen. This adjuvanted vaccine has the potential to provide enhanced protection against infection by eliciting both mucosal and systemic immunity. Various research efforts have concluded that achieving mucosal immunity is critical for pathogens that enter the body across mucosal surfaces causing respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases.

"Our most recent studies at NanoBio have tested NE-adjuvanted vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and type 2 genital herpes (HSV2), two viruses that enter the body via mucosal sites," said David Peralta, chief executive officer of NanoBio. "The results of these studies very clearly demonstrate the ability of the NE adjuvant to elicit mucosal immunity and the important role this type of immunity plays in protecting against disease."

The award includes a future option to test the NE adjuvant with an HIV vaccine. The vaccine will combine NanoBio's NE adjuvant with recombinant HIV virus-like particles. HIV is a global epidemic; the virus is primarily transmitted through sexual contact. A vaccine that elicits mucosal immunity has the potential to minimize transmission of HIV.

Mr. Peralta added, "With this contract support from NIAID, we will further our studies of the NE adjuvant and its important role in enhancing vaccines against challenging respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases. We look forward to moving our NanoVax-Panflu vaccine towards the clinic and on the path to commercialization."

NanoBio's NanoStat® technology platform employs a novel oil-in-water nanoemulsion that can incorporate, deliver and adjuvant multiple antigen types. The NE adjuvant is effective when administered via intranasal, intramuscular or subcutaneous vaccination. In recent studies, NanoBio has demonstrated that intranasal vaccination elicits robust systemic and mucosal immunity, thereby offering enhanced protection against respiratory infections and sexually transmitted diseases compared to intramuscular vaccination.

For additional information, please visit NanoBio.

About NanoBio
NanoBio® Corporation is a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing vaccines and anti-infective treatments derived from its patented NanoStat® technology platform. The platform utilizes a novel oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant to enable vaccines that elicit broad protection against disease. The company's headquarters and laboratory facilities are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information on NanoBio or its products, please visit www.nanobio.com.  

Contact:
Schwartz MSL
Stacey Holifield  
NanoBio@SchwartzMSL.com
(781) 684-0770


'/>"/>
SOURCE NanoBio Corporation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. ResearchMoz.us: Biotechnology Market By Application (Biopharmacy, Bioservices, Bioagri, Bioindustrial), By Technology (Fermentation, Tissue Regeneration, PCR, Nanobiotechnology, DNA Sequencing & Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growt
2. Pfenex Inc. awarded a subcontract by Leidos to develop a scalable cGMP production process for a second key malaria antigen
3. AMRI Awarded Development and Manufacture Contract from the UK Government
4. Numotion Awarded Best Complex Rehab Provider
5. Isis Pharmaceuticals Stanley Crooke Awarded Corporate Forums Director of the Year
6. Access Pharmaceuticals Awarded Second European Patent for MuGard
7. Jeannette R. Jakus, MD, MBA, Awarded American Academy of Dermatology Translational Biotechnology Fellowship
8. Oligomerix Awarded Phase IIB Grant From the NIH to Discover Drugs that Inhibit Alzheimers Disease Progression
9. NovelMed Awarded NIH Fast Track SBIR Grant for $1.43 Million to Advance Development of its Anti-Complement Antibody for Orphan Disease
10. Carolina Piedmont Capital Awarded VOSB Certification
11. B. Braun Awarded Premier Healthcare Alliance Contract for Dual-Source IV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, ... Board will take whatever measures required to build a ... stock which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink ... Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly ... to understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys ... peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing ... members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, ... economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered ... already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for five ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):