NetworkNewsBreaks – BiondVax Pharmaceuticals’ (NASDAQ: BVXV) Flu Vaccine Candidate Shows Potential to Cover Mutating Strains

One of the primary concerns of conventional vaccination is historically low efficacy.  BiondVax (NASDAQ: BVXV), which earlier this month received an investment of $2.8 million to continue its development, is focused on creating a universal flu vaccine that would provide effective, multi-season protection. The company’s M-001 vaccine was recently featured in peer-reviewed scientific journal Vaccine, which reports that M-001 administered in the 2011 flu season significantly increased protective antibodies against the strain (A/Swiss) that caused the 2014/2015 influenza epidemic. Notably, the A/Swiss strain did not exist when M-001 was administered several years before. The results demonstrate M-001’s ability to provide protection against a mutating virus. “We consider this study to provide validation of M-001’s potential. It is a promising indication that our vaccine may provide improved protection against future flu strains, including potentially pandemic strains that don’t yet exist,” Dr. Tamar Ben-Yedidia, BiondVax’s chief scientist and co-inventor of M-001, stated in a news release.

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About BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd

BiondVax is a clinical phase biopharmaceutical company developing a universal flu vaccine. The vaccine is designed to provide multi-season protection against most seasonal and pandemic human influenza virus strains. BiondVax’s proprietary technology utilizes a unique combination of conserved and common peptides from influenza virus proteins, activating both arms of the immune system for a cross-protecting and long-lasting effect. BiondVax is traded on NASDAQ: BVXV and TASE: BVXV. Please visit http://www.biondvax.com

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