Biolpolymer-based Vaccine Delivery Systems
Polymer-based systems as vaccine delivery vehicles represent an emerging field of interest in vaccinology and include the advantages of biocompatibility and an ability to modify physical and chemical properties of polymers to obtain features appropriate to a particular vaccine. In collaboration with Professor David Mainwaring's group at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) we are developing vaccine delivery systems using polymers. Features of the polymers that we are developing could enable controlled release of a vaccine over time eliminating the need for multiple vaccine doses.
Figure 1: Scanning Electron Micrograph of particles containing protein antigen.
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