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New Technology for Production of Pneumonia Vaccines

CPS conjugated vaccines, such as those used to combat pneumonia, are difficult and expensive to produce. George Wang of Ohio State University will use bacteria engineered to express CPS, the carrier protein and a key enzyme which will bind the two together in an effort to develop a simpler and more economically feasible method of vaccine production.

More information about Create New Ways of Protecting Against Infectious Diseases (Round 1)

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