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Bionaturis and the US-Biotech company BMI sign an agreement for the jointly development of human and animal vaccines

The goal of this strategic partnership is to join forces to bring to market new and improved biopharmeutical products.

As the first step of this agreement, Bionaturis Group will support the manufacturing development of a first-in-class vaccine to prevent the human common cold.

 

Jerez, June 18th 2015. Bionaturis Group and Biological Mimetics, Inc., -BMI- (based in Maryland, USA) has started a new strategic collaboration agreement to jointly develop new vaccines for human and animal health applications.

In the context of this agreement Bionaturis Group will use its proprietary FLYLIFE platform for the production of experimental batches of vaccines designed using BMI’s Immune Refocusing Technology (IRT). Specifically, as part of the agreement, Bionaturis Group has begun the works corresponding to the manufacturing proof of concept of a candidate of BMI of a first in man vaccine against Human Rhinovirus, the cause of the common cold as well as primary infant viral pneumonia and its known associations with asthma.

According to the National Center of Health, in the United States there are around 62 million cases annually of common cold with human rhinovirus infection being the culprit for about 35% of them. There are over 100 different types of rhinoviruses, which makes developing a vaccine against rhinoviruses difficult. According to experts, the economic consequences of absenteeism from work, school and primary care services caused by the common cold have an impact, only in the United States economy, between 35 and 40 billion US dollars a year.

The lead of BMI is designed to become the first in man cross serotype vaccine on the market to prevent and/or limit clinical complications from infection. The vaccine is to undergo preclinical and process development and evaluation, carrying out safety, immunogenicity and efficacy trials using both […]

June 18th, 2015|Blog english, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bionaturis and the US-Biotech company BMI sign an agreement for the jointly development of human and animal vaccines

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