Antibody production in plants

By Dr Marek Zarzycki, Process Development Scientist  Global production of therapeutic recombinant antibodies is worth over 100 billion US dollars. These antibodies can be used to treat a wide variety …

Innovation in Vaccination

  According to the World Health Organisation’s paper on Global Vector Control, vector-borne diseases are a major health threat accounting for 17% of communicable diseases worldwide. They have a major …

Blue-Tongue

Blue Tongue Virus (BTV)

Bluetongue disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants, mainly sheep and less frequently cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries and antelope.  First identified in South Africa, the virus has …

Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

The fight against polio has been one of the great success stories of modern medicine, with the disease already eliminated in much of the world.  However, current immunisation programmes use …

Diagnostic-for-Zika-virus

Diagnostic for Zika virus

Although the Zika virus was first isolated in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda, it was not until the emergence in Brazil in 2015 of this previously obscure tropical …