Grant Funds Development of a Novel Malaria Vaccine

Aug 06, 2013

iQur, the UK biotechnology company, and the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research (University of Oxford) announced that that they will receive a grant of £152,000 ($201,523) from the Technology Strategy Board’s Biocatalyst fund to develop a novel malaria vaccine. The parties to develop a novel virus-like particle (VLP) based vaccine using iQur’s proprietary tandem core technology.

A proof of concept study will be carried out in which iQur will make VLPs carrying specific malaria targets that have been identified by the Jenner. If the project is successful, further funding will be sought to progress the targets into a clinical trial.

Source: iQur