Biovest International, Inc. and US Army Enter into Collaborative Agreement to Develop Novel Bioreactor Systems as Platform Technology for Production of Anti-Viral Vaccines and Drugs  
4/23/2012 10:24:29 AM

TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biovest International, Inc. (OTCQB: BVTI), a majority-owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: ABPI), today announced that Biovest and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to further develop Biovest’s hollow fiber perfusion bioreactors as a flexible and modular manufacturing platform for the rapid, robust and cost-effective production of medical countermeasures to emerging and genetically engineered infectious diseases. This CRADA utilizes Biovest’s hollow fiber technology for production of vaccines, virus-like particles (VLPs) and antibodies for treatment and prevention of filovirus diseases including those caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses.