HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
AVANT to develop an oral anthrax and plague vaccine for U.S. Department of Defense

This release has been updated as of Monday January 21st.

NEEDHAM, MA (January 22, 2003): AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVAN) today announced it has been awarded a subcontract to develop for the U.S. Department of Defense an oral combination vaccine against anthrax and plague using AVANT's proprietary vaccine technologies. Under the agreement, AVANT may receive in excess of $8 million over a two-year period, covering vaccine development through preclinical testing. AVANT executed the subcontract with DynPort Vaccine Company LLC ("DVC"), the prime contractor for the Defense Department's Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP). Headquartered in Fort Detrick, MD, JVAP is the lead Defense Department organization for the development and purchase of vaccines for the U.S. military.

"This contract represents one of the first awards from a major U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to apply modern biotechnological innovations to the development of vaccines that can offer rapid, effective protection from multiple biological agents," said Una S. Ryan, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. "Current vaccines against bacterial bioweapons like anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) and plague (Yersinia pestis) require a protracted dosing regimen or provide only limited protection, and each vaccine protects against only a single agent. The Defense Department is looking for new, improved generation vaccines that are effective, single-dose, and can protect against multiple agents. The choice of AVANT to conduct this development program is an important recognition of the strength of AVANT's vaccine and vector technologies for accomplishing these aims."

"This contract is very important to AVANT since it provides non-dilutive funding to the company and it means that AVANT now has over two years of cash and cash equivalents on hand," Dr. Ryan concluded.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Ranking Dem
'"/>

Contact: Joan Kureczka
JKureczka@aol.com
415-281-2413
Kureczka/Martin Associates
22-Jan-2003


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Clinical results with AVANT rotavirus vaccine demonstrate nearly 90% protection in young children
2. NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
3. Schepens Eye Research Institute receives Roadmap grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
4. Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
5. Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
6. Researchers develop fast track way to discover how cells are regulated
7. DuPont developing new protective suits for military, first responders
8. OutFoxed! New research may redefine late-stage cardiac development
9. Computer scientists at UH developing nurturing computers
10. Disease diagnosis, drug development focus of UH profs biochip research
11. Columbia, Stony Brook, Guidant to develop biological pacemaker based on gene & cell therapies

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... -- higi, the health IT company that operates the largest ... , today announced a Series B investment from BlueCross ... new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s strategy to create ... health activities through the collection and workflow integration of ... and secures data today on behalf of over 36 ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... System Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" ... ... grow at a CAGR of around 15.1% over the next decade ... industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 21, 2017 ... Cloud used by retailers such as 1-800-Flowers and ... platform — Product Recommendations and Replenishment. Using Optimove,s machine ... more personalized product and replenishment recommendations to their ... also on predictions of customer intent drawn from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Pittcon is pleased to ... and scientific instruments. This year’s symposium, organized by the Pittcon 2018 program chair, ... Bioanalytical Applications.” This dynamic presentation will discuss novel ionization processes, high throughput IMS-MS ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... , ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... shopping cart. Now mobile responsive, the new website makes it easy to navigate ... in between. Users can now find detailed product information, educational industry content and ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... , ... August 11, 2017 , ... A staple in ... this month that will incorporate important key elements including a new digital marketing strategy ... that has supported them, Bill Miller has partnered with the South Texas Blood & ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... August 09, 2017 ... ... exosomes for regenerative medicine applications in the clinic is here. The team at ... EVs present in conditioned medium for clinical studies. , Dr. Travis Antes, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: