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Cost-reducing protein production and delivery for sexually transmitted disease prevention

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Saltzman, W.M. ; Biomed. Eng. Program, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT, USA

Discusses producing vaccines and antibody proteins from plants with "green vaccines". In passive immunization, antibodies are produced outside the body and manufactured to be active against a specific pathogen (such as herpes virus). With active immunization, one of the major obstacles to cost-reduction is the identification of inexpensive but effective methods for converting the plant cells or tissues into an orally active formulation.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )