Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences (DIscontinued)

Christian Bronner  
Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Strasboug


Patenting Malarial Vaccine

Author(s): Viroj Wiwanitkit.


Malaria is an important tropical infection affecting millions of world population each year. Malarial vaccine development is the hope for successful control of malaria. Knowledge on malaria vaccine has been considered patentable subject for decades. Due to the present advance biotechnology, the number of patent applications related to malarial vaccine is growing exponentially. Several malarial vaccine candidates have been recently identified and the genetic manipulation of these candidates is becoming more efficient with the advancement of new biotechnologies. This review summarizes some of the recent published patents on malarial vaccines covering antigens, candidate epitopes and recombinant processing.

Keywords: Malaria, vaccine, patents

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Year: 2008
Page: [107 - 110]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/187221508784534195
Price: $100