Synthetic biodegradable microparticle and nanoparticle vaccines against the respiratory syncytial virus

Patricia A. Jorquera, Ralph A. Tripp

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Abstract

Synthetic biodegradable microparticle and nanoparticle platform technology provides the opportunity to design particles varying in composition, size, shape and surface properties for application in vaccine development. The use of particle vaccine formulations allows improvement of antigen stability and immunogenicity while allowing targeted delivery and slow release. This technology has been design to develop novel vaccines against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants. In the last decade, several nano-and micro-sized RSV vaccine candidates have been developed and tested in animal models showing promising results. This review provides an overview of recent advances in prophylactic particle vaccines for RSV and the multiple factors that can affect vaccine efficacy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalVaccines
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

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