Pfenex Awarded Anthrax Inspection - - BioPharm International

ADVERTISEMENT

Pfenex Awarded Anthrax Inspection



Pfenex reported that Leidos Holdings (formerly SAIC) has awarded Pfenex a subcontract in support of the development of an anthrax vaccine containing its recombinant protective antigen (rPA) and immune-enhancing adjuvant.  The prime contract was awarded to Leidos by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to improve the efficacy of both anthrax and West Nile virus vaccines by formulating them with a novel adjuvant that stimulates immune responses. Under the subcontract with Leidos, Pfenex will provide its rPA, which will be evaluated in various formulations with a selected adjuvant, to optimize the breadth and longevity of immune responses generated against anthrax.

This is the third government-funded contract awarded to Pfenex for the development of an anthrax vaccine based on rPA produced in its platform technology, Pfēnex Expression Technology.

Source: Pfenex

blog comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

J&J Speeds Ebola Vaccine Development and Expands Production
October 24, 2014
Despite AbbVie Snub, Shire Says it Will Double Sales by 2020
October 24, 2014
Manufacturing Challenges of mAb Production: CHO or Plant Cells?
October 24, 2014
Celgene and Sutro Partner on ADC Development
October 24, 2014
GSK Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
October 24, 2014
Author Guidelines

Click here