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By Maria Croyle
University of Texas at Austin 

Vaccines without needles – new shelf-stable film could revolutionize how medicines are distributed worldwide

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) The race is on to identify an effective vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. Once discovered, the next challenge will be manufacturing and distributing it around the world.

My research group has developed a novel method to stabilize live viruses and other biological medicines in a rapidly dissolving film that does not require refrigeration and can be given by mouth.

Since the ingredients to make the film are inexpensive and the process is relatively simple, it co...



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