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Prokarium to create new oral vaccine delivery tech

Last updated on 11-Jul-2012 at 13:43 GMT

Prokarium – a biotech company that was formerly part of UK CMO Cobra Biologics spin-out - has bought an oral vaccine technology from Emergent BioSolutions.

The platform includes is a live Salmonella-based typhoid vaccine Typhella and genetic technology spi-VEC developed by Emergent. Prokarium will combine this with its own ORT-vac expression platform to create an oral vaccine delivery platform, named Vaxonella.

Prokarium plans to license the delivery platform to other biotechnology companies, while its in-house team will use it to develop a dual oral vaccine against typhoid and travellers’ diarrhoea.

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