Vaccine nanoparticles offer shake-and-bake field delivery

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The team of engineers created a nanoparticle with a protein on its surface designed to mimic an infection in the body, prompting an immune response, according to a UW report. The protein binds to calcium phosphate, found in teeth and bones, and the nanoparticle carries the protein to the lymph nodes, where it comes in contact with dendritic cells. These immune cells are crucial instigators of an immune response.

Source: Fierce Drug Delivery (link opens in a new window)

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, healthcare technology, rural healthcare delivery, vaccines