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Vaccines & Gene Therapy (BS971)

Introduction

The primary aim of this module is to provide a knowledge base relevant to the development and exploitation of new
bio-products by the pharmaceutical industry. It will seek to ensure integration of the information presented with the core ethos of the programme by addressing issues concerned with the conversion of an idea in bio-science into ommercial reality.

 

Content

The immune system
Regulation of the immune response
Monoclonal antibodies
Empirically derived vaccines
Bacterial vaccines
Viral vaccines
Viruses as vaccine delivery vehicles
Gene therapy
Cancer vaccines
HIV vaccines.