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Pasteur institute to test new vaccines

June 19, 2014


Science & Technology Desk

Newly-developed vaccines, including two flu vaccines for infants, are being tested on animals and will be tested on humans at Iran'sPasteur Institute, head of the institute said.

Dr. Mostafa Qanei added that Pasteur Institute has three branches in Tehran, Karaj and Amol, and will become a knowledge-based center in the biotechnology field.

He also said the institute intends to train biotechnologists during a two-year course.

Researches on production of rotavirus vaccine and poliovirus antigen were started at the institute, according to World Health Organization guidelines.

He added that Pasteur Institute produced other vaccines like flu, malaria, brucellosis and leishmaniasis that were tested on animals and would be industrially produced, if the results are successful.

Qanei further said the institute will also produce cell-based flu vaccine, recombinant flu vaccine and vaccines against brucellosis, leishmaniasis and malaria.

A rotavirus vaccine protects children from rotaviruses, which are the leading cause of severe diarrhea among infants and young children.


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Source: Iran Daily

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