International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Lentigen Corporation to Collaborate on Design of Novel AIDS Vaccine Candidate
4/22/2010 11:11:20 AM
NEW YORK and GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Lentigen today announced a collaboration to design a preventive AIDS vaccine based on Lentigen's technology. The candidate AIDS vaccine will be devised to safely mimic biological aspects of HIV infection and tested first in pre-clinical studies as part of an initial 18-month agreement. Lentigen's technology relies on a synthetic version of a virus related to HIV that has been engineered, along with other safety modifications, to be incapable of inserting itself into the human genome.