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Seed-based Vaccine Production and Delivery Platform

Eva Stoger of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Austria proposes to engineer edible cereal seeds such as maize and barley to produce recombinant antigens for use in edible multi-component subunit vaccines against infectious diseases. These oral vaccines would employ bioencapsulation to ensure efficient delivery to the gut mucosa.

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