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Commercialization of plant-based vaccines from research and development to manufacturing

  • John A. Howard (a1)
Abstract

The benefits of using plant-based oral vaccines are discussed. Transgenic maize expressing an antigen of transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) is reported as a model to demonstrate efficacy. Young pigs that were fed the TGEV corn orally were protected against challenge with virulent TGEV. Additional parameters important in providing a reliable and consistent supply of plant-based vaccines are discussed. Finally, vaccines developed in maize are evaluated for their potential to contaminate either the food supply or the environment.

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