Scientists at the University of San Diego in the State of California have developed a new heat-resistant Kovid-19 vaccine candidate that does not lose its effect at room temperature. It has been stated that the components of these candidate vaccines are viruses obtained from plants or bacteria.
Scientists at the University of San Diego in the US state of California have announced that they are in the early stages of developing new vaccine candidates against Kovid-19 that do not need to be stored cold. The vaccine candidates studied were said to trigger the production of high levels of neutralizing antibodies against COVID-19 in mice.
If these vaccines are proven to be safe and effective in humans, they could play an important role in the global distribution of vaccines, including in remote areas or financially poor communities.
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Regarding vaccines still in development, Nicole Steinmetz, director of the Center for Nano-immuno Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of San Diego, said: “The interesting thing about our vaccine technology is that it is thermostable. Therefore, vaccines can easily reach places where it is not possible to install low temperature freezers or drive trucks with these freezers.
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Scientists interested in the subject pointed out that the plant virus and the bacteriophage nanoparticles are extremely stable at high temperature, a great advantage of the vaccine. As a result, it was stated that vaccines can be stored and delivered without the need to keep them in a cold environment.
The researchers said the aim of the study in question was to make Kovid-19 vaccines more accessible to people.
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“Imagine sending microadhesive needles to letterboxes instead of the most vulnerable people leaving their homes and putting them at risk,” said Jon Pokorski, professor of nanotechnology at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of San Diego. The Pokorski team had developed micro-needle adhesives and implant technology.