Novel Transmission-Blocking Malaria DNA Vaccine Candidate Uses Vical Incorporated (VICL)'s Vaxfectin(R) Adjuvant
3/28/2012 9:46:26 AM
SAN DIEGO, March 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq:VICL) today announced that researchers at Ehime University in Japan and their collaborators have developed a Vaxfectin®-formulated DNA vaccine candidate with the potential to prevent transmission of malaria. Results of the initial testing, recently published in the journal Vaccine1, demonstrated that the malaria parasite life cycle was interrupted in mosquitoes fed with malaria-infected human red blood cells incubated with serum from vaccinated mice. Vical provided the DNA vaccine plasmid backbone and the adjuvant used in the research.
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