Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Could this technology effectively deliver vaccines through oral ingestion?

Researchers at Cambridge University have been working to develop a vaccine that can be universal - taken any time or any place - no matter the supply chain. They've been working on a vaccine that can survive the trip through the digestive system and make it to the small intestine where it can properly break down to deliver the active microbes to the immune system. The ultimate goal with this technology is to develop something that's needle free that can be a especially effective in developing countries. According to Bioscience Technology, as the technology goes into Phase I testing, they are looking to develop a dual vaccine for dtyphoid and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC).

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