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Mycobacterial Biobeads as a Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Vaccine

Axel Heiser of AgResearch Ltd. in New Zealand proposes to develop a new type of tuberculosis vaccine that uses polyester biobeads produced in mycobacteria that carry a large repertoire of known and undiscovered antigens on their surface. This new technology combines the multiple antigenic benefits of live vaccines with a better safety profile and lower costs of production.

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is part of the Grand Challenges partnership network. Visit www.grandchallenges.org to view the map of awarded grants across this network and grant opportunities from partners.