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Bird Flu Vaccine May Become A Reality

Last updated on Thursday, May 3, 2007

(WEST LAFAYETTE) - The Purdue Research Foundation is licensing new technology to a San Diego company that could be mass-produced into a bird flu vaccine.

The vaccine technology transports an extra gene related to the influenza virus. The extra gene produces a protein in the host's cells and triggers an immune response against bird flu.

The process still needs approval from the food and drug administration.

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