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New Intravaginal Delivery System to Induce Mucosal Immunity

Emmanuel Ho of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada will develop a polyether urethane (PU) intra-vaginal ring designed to slowly release the HIV peptide gp120, as well as the cytokine IL-12 as an adjuvant, directly into the vaginal mucosa to stimulate a sustained mucosal immune response.

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

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