French Biotechnology Epixis a Step Closer to Hepatitis C Vaccine  
8/4/2011 7:45:45 AM

French scientists have developed a novel hepatitis C vaccine that may offer the first effective way to prevent an infection that can cause chronic liver disease and cancer. There is currently no available vaccine for hepatitis C, though some companies are developing so-called "therapeutic vaccines," which are designed to help patients who are already infected. The latest experimental shot has been tested successfully on mice and monkeys, but not humans, and has been shown to activate a broad response from immune system proteins called neutralizing antibodies.