Nano Bugle

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Nanomaterials and Influenza Vaccines

Image Obtained from enfermedadysalud.wordpress.com

Image Obtained from enfermedadysalud.wordpress.com

A study published in Advanced Materials and conducted by researchers at the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) and INIA (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentación) could help reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of influenza vaccines, including H1N1, and other infectious agents. The effectiveness of this technique has been tested in animal models and is based on the use of nanomaterials in the group of biocomposites made with components that are commonly used in food and biomedicine.

According to the authors, bionanocomposite silicate natural sepiolite magnesium based and the xanthan polysaccharide would achieve vaccines, administered intramuscularly or intranasally, to immunize with lower doses of antigen.

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October 2, 2009 - Posted by | Nanomedicine | ,

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