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Developing a safe vaccine against group A streptococci [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1074899]

Researchers: Prof Mark Walker (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Michael Batzloff Dr Peter Moyle Prof Istvan Toth Prof Victor Nizet

Brief description Group A streptococcus causes 520,000 deaths each year. A safe and effective vaccine is not commercially available. We have identified new protective candidate antigens, and we seek to undertake critical non-human primate studies to provide further proof-of-concept data. This work will underpin commercial decisions by our industry partner (Sanofi Pasteur) leading to human trials and the development of a safe group A streptococcal vaccine for human use.

Funding Amount $AUD 768,530.64

Funding Scheme Development Grants

Notes Development Grant

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