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Nanoparticle Mucosal Vaccine Platform from Eggshell Proteins

Allison Ficht of Texas A&M Health Science Center in the U.S. will develop a new TB immunization delivery system based on the protein used by parasitic worms to seal their egg case. This "sticky coating" for nanoparticle vaccines could protect antigens during intranasal administration, affix them to the nasal mucosa and erode in a controlled way to slowly release antigens for enhanced immune response against tuberculosis.

More information about Create New Ways to Induce Mucosal Immunity (Round 3)

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