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Novel MucoRice System for the Development of Cold-Chain and Needle/Syringe-Free Vaccine

Hiroshi Kiyono of the University of Tokyo will work to advance a rice-based oral vaccine that can induce both mucosal and systemic immunity. If successful, the MucoRice system can be self-administered and will not require syringes or refrigeration.

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

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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.