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The FluBlok vaccine has recently finished phase II clinical trials, where it has established safety and the ability to elicit a strong antibody response in humans.

"Since all the media used here are chemically stable and commercially available, the process can be easily scaled up for commercial manufacture," says Wang. "New FluBlok vaccines can be developed quickly and safely to address late appearing influenza viruses and to reduce the impact of a potential flu pandemic."


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Contact: Jim Sliwa
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American Society for Microbiology
21-Mar-2005


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