Vaccine Breakthrough Innovation
|Source: University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston|
DNA Vaccines that Could Impact World Health
Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston have developed a universal vaccine platform. It cuts production and storage costs by 80%. It can be stockpiled at room temperature for years. And the new vaccines are as effective and safe as current vaccines.
DNA Based Immunizations
The breakthrough is that the scientists engineered the vaccines in DNA form. According to the scientists, testing proved a resounding success with the desired immunizations resulting.
Global Health Impact
The scientists' findings and their new vaccine methodology was published in EBioMedicine. This is of particular importance to hot, 3rd world countries where 80% of the vaccine cost comes from refrigeration.