Friday, November 04, 2011


Edible vaccines are composed of antigenic proteins and do not contain pathogenic genes (because obviously they use attenuated strains).

Development of edible vaccines is a possible high-volume, low-cost delivery system for third-world countries to fight against fatal maladies like AIDS, hepatitis and diarrhea.

Edible vaccines hold great promise as a cost-effective, easy-to-administer, easy-to-store, fail-safe and socioculturally readily acceptable vaccine delivery system, especially for the poor developing countries.

Edible vaccines are sub-unit vaccines that introduce selected genes into the plants and facilitate the production of the encoded protein.Edible vaccines are mucosal-targeted vaccines that stimulate both the systematic and mucosal immune network takes place.

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