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Findings in DNA Vaccines Reported from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Microneedle applications for DNA vaccine delivery...

July 3, 2014



Findings in DNA Vaccines Reported from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Microneedle applications for DNA vaccine delivery to the skin)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gene Therapy Weekly -- Current study results on Biotechnology have been published. According to news reporting out of Daejeon, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Microneedles were initially developed as pretreatment tools for the delivery of therapeutic drugs to intradermal locales in the human skin. Over time, variations in microneedle forms and functions burgeoned through the works of many researchers worldwide."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), "The four major types of microneedles in use today are solid, dissolving, coating, and hollow microneedles. The emergence of different types of microneedles also paved the way for a flourishing diversification of microneedle applications, one of the most remarkable of which deals with the transcutaneous delivery of prophylactic vaccines. Here, we describe fabrication methods of microneedles and DNA vaccine loading methods on the microneedle surface."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Furthermore, in the latter part of this chapter, in vivo test protocols for assessing the efficacy of gene delivery using microneedles are described."

For more information on this research see: Microneedle applications for DNA vaccine delivery to the skin. Methods In Molecular Biology, 2014;1143():141-58 (see also Biotechnology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.Y. Seok, Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include H. Suh, S. Baek and Y.C Kim.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Daejeon, South Korea, Vaccination, DNA Research, DNA Vaccines, Immunization, Medical Devices, Synthetic Vaccines, Biological Products.

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Source: Gene Therapy Weekly


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