Vaccine and Drug Development Opportunity:
Treatment and Prevention of Hepatitis E Virus
Electron micrograph of Hepatitis E viruses (HEV). Photo Credit: CDC
In recent years, there have been growing reports of Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in industrialized countries. Many of these infections are thought to be foodborne and caused by genotype 3 HEV. NIAID researchers have been able to adapt an isolated strain of genotype 3 HEV to grow in cell culture, which could potentially be used to develop vaccines and treatments for HEV. Read more about this exciting collaboration/licensing opportunity: https://www.ott.nih.gov/
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