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In Memoriam - Hilary Koprowski

In Memoriam - Hilary Koprowski | Virology News | Scoop.it
Hilary Koprowski: A Renaissance scientist

Hilary Koprowski died on the 11th of April 2013 at the age of 96 from respiratory complications...
Ed Rybicki's insight:

I met him a few times - he endeared himself to me as he was one of the only people who knew how to pronounce my name without me telling him - and he was a MOST impressive man.  Productive to the end, and right into new technologies such as plant production as well.  We will miss him.

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Medicago successfully produces VLP vaccine candidate for H7N9 virus

Medicago successfully produces VLP vaccine candidate for H7N9 virus | Virology News | Scoop.it

Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that it has successfully produced a new VLP vaccine candidate  for the H7N9 virus that is responsible for the current influenza outbreak in China.


Influenza in birds graphic from Russell Kightley Media

Ed Rybicki's insight:

I keep saying, you gotta go green...and Medicago do, and have for H7N9.

 

Quicker than anyone else, evidently.  Truly impressive for plant production technology!

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