Journal article

Plant-made vaccines in support of the Millennium Development Goals

Claire A Penney, David R Thomas, Sadia S Deen, Amanda M Walmsley

PLANT CELL REPORTS | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

Abstract

Vaccines are one of the most successful public health achievements of the last century. Systematic immunisation programs have reduced the burden of infectious diseases on a global scale. However, there are limitations to the current technology, which often requires costly infrastructure and long lead times for production. Furthermore, the requirement to keep vaccines within the cold-chain throughout manufacture, transport and storage is often impractical and prohibitively expensive in developing countries-the very regions where vaccines are most needed. In contrast, plant-made vaccines (PMVs) can be produced at a lower cost using basic greenhouse agricultural methods, and do not need to be k..

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