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New Delivery Method Could Transform Vaccine Distribution to Remote, Developing Areas

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Credit: The University of Texas at Austin

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Access to vaccines around the world could get easier thanks to scientists in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin who have developed an inexpensive and innovative vaccine delivery method that preserves live viruses, bacteria, antibodies and enzymes without refrigeration.

Maria A. Croyle and her research team in the lab of the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery at UT Austin have released a research paperdescribing a peelable lightweight film that stabilizes biologics and withstands extreme temperature changes. The technology has already demonstrated proof of concept ...