Grant Funds Development of a Novel Malaria Vaccine

August 6, 2013
Melanie Sena

Melanie Sena is community editor of Pharmaceutical Technology.

iQur and the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research announced that that they will receive a grant of 152,000 EUR ($201,523) from the Technology Strategy Board's Biocatalyst fund to develop a novel malaria vaccine.

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