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Findings from School of Chemistry Has Provided New Information about Vaccines (Liposomes as nanovaccine delivery systems)

July 23, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Data detailed on Immunization have been presented. According to news reporting originating from St. Lucia, Australia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Since the discovery of liposomes by Alec Bangham in mid-1960s, these phospholipid vesicles have been widely used as pharmaceutical carriers. Liposomes have been extensively studied in the vaccine delivery field as a carrier and an immune stimulating agent."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the School of Chemistry, "Liposomes are usually formulated as nanoparticles, mimicking the properties of pathogens, and have the ability to induce humoral and cell-mediated immune responses. In this review, we focused on modern nanotechnology-based approaches for the improvement of liposomal vaccine delivery systems."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Topics such as size-dependent uptake, processing and activation of antigen presenting cells, targeting liposomes and route of administration are discussed."

For more information on this research see: Liposomes as nanovaccine delivery systems. Current Topics In Medicinal Chemistry, 2014;14(9):1194-208. (Bentham Science Publishers -; Current Topics In Medicinal Chemistry -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K.A. Ghaffar, School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensl andChemistry Blg #68 St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia. Additional authors for this research include A.K. Giddam, M. Zaman, M. Skwarczynski and I. Toth (see also Immunization).

Keywords for this news article include: Therapy, Vaccines, St. Lucia, Liposomes, Immunization, Biological Products, Drug Delivery Systems, Australia and New Zealand.

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