UK News Corona Vaccines: New vaccine technology also for animals?
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In addition to people, animals could also benefit from major advances in vaccine development in the course of the Corona Pandemic. From a future technology for the animal area, Martin Beer spoke with a view to so-called RNA vaccines. He heads the Institute of Virus Diagnostics at the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (FLI) on the island of Riems near Greifswald. Not far from FLI, CEVA Animal Health Riems GmbH works on RNA vaccines for animals. "In principle, of course, the entire RNA research and technology has been strongly inspired by the Coronavirus vaccines," said the local Research Manager Fabian Deutschens. On Thursday, Harry Glawe (CDU) visited the company.
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RNA acts as genetic instructions for the production of proteins and can be used to bring cells to produce antigens of pathogens and activating the immune defense. While this principle is already used in corona vaccines, appropriate animal vaccinations of his knowledge have not yet existed, Beer said. An advantage of this technology is that you save with you many months in the development of vaccines. «For newly occurring viruses, this is a very important achievement and will certainly play a role in the animal in the future." Intertusskens pointed out that with climate change, for example, other mosquito or tick species would come to Europe and thus potentially new pathogens.
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Harry Glawe (CDU) sees Ceva a candidate for the production of vaccines for people. Such production also in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was desirable, he explained.
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For animal vaccines, the cost factor games a significantly greater role than vaccinations for people, Beer explained. RNA vaccines are mostly more expensive in production than the previously common vaccines. By mass production of such vaccines in the course of the Corona pandemic, however, in his view, the cost of appropriate animal vaccines could sink. Deutschens also pointed out that the approval procedures were also largely clarified by the experiences with Corona vaccines.
According to Beer, however, vaccines will continue to play a role in the future, which are based approximately to killed or weakened pathogens. Against African swine fever, for example, the use of RNA vaccines is unlikely. Wild boars, for example, have to vaccinate over bait, which represents a problem for RNA vaccines. The FLO is therefore working on vaccines against the African swine fever based on extravagant viruses. But many years is removed from an approved vaccine.
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