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JIC researcher named Innovator of the Year | News from the John Innes Centre

JIC researcher named Innovator of the Year | News from the John Innes Centre | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it

Professor George Lomonossoff has won “Most Promising Innovator” and the overall “Innovator of the Year” prize at this year’s national BBSRC Innovator of the Year Awards, for his work with Dr Frank Sainsbury on the development of a system for the rapid production of vaccines and pharmaceutical proteins in plants.

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Monday's most followed in Canada including Talisman Energy, Ithaca, Brookfield, Bombardier, Transition, Nevada Copper, Nevsun, New Zealand Energy

Monday's most followed in Canada including Talisman Energy, Ithaca, Brookfield, Bombardier, Transition, Nevada Copper, Nevsun, New Zealand Energy | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Toronto's main market rose on Monday ahead of a Federal Open Market Committee this week and as the price of oil climbed sharply.  In corporate news, Talisman Energy Inc.
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Medicago Inc. : Medicago Granted Patent for Influenza Virus-Like Particles in Plants | 4-Traders

Medicago Inc. : Medicago Granted Patent for Influenza Virus-Like Particles in Plants | 4-Traders | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
QUEBEC CITY, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Medicago Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing... | juin 17, 2013
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Medicago granted European patent

Medicago granted European patent | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Medicago Inc. (TSE:MDG) was granted a patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) providing the company the exclusive rights to produce influenza virus-like particles (VLP) in plants, it was announced Monday.
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John Innes Centre Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development | News from the John Innes Centre

John Innes Centre Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development | News from the John Innes Centre | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it

The John Innes Centre announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Professor George Lomonossoff will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Plant Immunisation – a technology for crop virus control”

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“We’re looking for a new way of ‘Immunizing’ plants against viruses that can cause devastating crop losses” said Professor Lomonossoff. “We hope to show that we can deploy a technique we have developed that rapidly produces proteins in plants to react quickly to the emergence of new plant virus diseases”

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7 August 2012 - Scientists confirm Schmallenberg still circulating - Media release - BBSRC

7 August 2012 - Scientists confirm Schmallenberg still circulating - Media release - BBSRC | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with colleagues at the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, have confirmed that Schmallenberg virus is still circulating in the UK as the current midge season approaches its peak...

 

This work, carried out as collaboration between the RVC and Pirbright, is part of a Defra-funded project to develop an inexpensive diagnostic 'ELISA' antibody test. Professor Mertens' team will use samples from the RVC animals to test the procedure they are developing. The test will be produced using antibodies generated from viral proteins that have been grown in tobacco plants by Ludmila Schellenberg, a student of Professor George Lomonossof at the John Innes Centre in Norwich - another Institute with strategic funding from the BBSRC.

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Medicago earns $1M milestone payment for flu vaccine - Triangle Business Journal

Canadian drug company Medicago has earned a $1 million milestone payment after producing...
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Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group - How can cowpeas help ...

Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group - How can cowpeas help ... | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Last year Medicago Inc, a Canadian Biotechnology company, announced that it would be performing clinical trials of a vaccine for the H5N1 avian influenza virus, which includes technologies developed at the John Innes ...
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Schmallenberg could hit Wales and Scotland, scientists claim | News | Farmers Guardian

Schmallenberg could hit Wales and Scotland, scientists claim | News | Farmers Guardian | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
SCHMALLENBERG Virus (SBV) could spread across the whole of the UK this year, but it is unlikely a vaccine will be available to protect livestock during the forthcoming breeding season.
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Q&A: Andy Sheldon, the CEO of Medicago Inc.

Q&A: Andy Sheldon, the CEO of Medicago Inc. | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Andy Sheldon is the CEO of Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG) (OTCQX: MDCGF) (PINK:MDCGF). His firm has completed a Phase I and a Phase II clinical trial of an H5 pandemic flu VLP vaccine candidate and he shares with BioMedReports an ...
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Deadly sheep virus may spread across Britain by end of the year, experts warn

Deadly sheep virus may spread across Britain by end of the year, experts warn | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
The Schmallenberg virus – found on 276 British farms since it first entered this country last year – has not died out as hoped.
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Schmallenberg virus could spread across most of UK this year

Schmallenberg virus could spread across most of UK this year | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Virus that causes deformities and stillbirths in farm animals could reach as far as Scotland and Wales, say scientists...

...A vaccine is now in development, and veterinary experts are hopeful that it can be brought forward soon, though it is unlikely to be this year....

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George Lomonossoff on BBSRC Innovator of the Year

Read the full interview here: http://bit.ly/HpTGr1 In a series of three articles, BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2012 winners reveal the secrets behind their in...
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ENZ Fattens Purse, SLXP, MNKD Hit Highs, QCOR's Defensive Move, VRML Delivers

ENZ Fattens Purse, SLXP, MNKD Hit Highs, QCOR's Defensive Move, VRML Delivers | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
(RTTNews.com) - ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA) has initiated a phase II trial of its leukemia drug Iclusig in adult patients with metastatic.
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Medicago Granted Patent for Influenza Virus-Like Particles in Plants - The Sacramento Bee

/PRNewswire/ - 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), announced today it...
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Medicago wins European patent for influenza virus-like particles in plants - Pharmaceutical Business Review

The European Patent Office (EPO) has granted Medicago a patent protecting exclusive rights to produce influenza virus-like particles (VLPs) in plants
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Medicago gets European patent to produce influenza VLPs in plants

Medicago gets European patent to produce influenza VLPs in plants
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DARPA's Blue Angel - Pentagon Prepares ... - The Cutting Edge News

DARPA's Blue Angel - Pentagon Prepares ... - The Cutting Edge News | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
By working with the Medicago Inc. vaccine company, the Pentagon's cutting edge research lab says that they've used a massive harvest of tobacco plants to help produce a plethora of flu-fighting vaccines.
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Medicago completes rapid-fire flu vaccine production - FierceVaccines

Medicago completes rapid-fire flu vaccine production - FierceVaccines | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Medicago successfully completed an attempt to quickly deliver H1N1 VLP influenza vaccine candidates, slinging at least 10 million doses in one month.
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Scientists confirm Schmallenberg still circulating - NFU Online

head of a conference to take place this week on SBV at NFU HQ in Stoneleigh, researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, in collaboration with colleagues at Pirbright, have confirmed that the Schmallenberg virus is still circulating in the UK as the current midge season approaches its peak

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IDRI, Medicago To Test Self-Injectable Pandemic Flu Vaccine | Xconomy

One of the worst fears of public health officials is that a new flu strain could emerge, sweeping the world and killing millions of people, like the notori...
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Sheep leaders hit out over Schmallenberg threat | News | Farmers Guardian

Sheep leaders hit out over Schmallenberg threat | News | Farmers Guardian | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
SHEEP industry leaders and vets are urging the Government to fast track a vaccine to protect ewes against Schmallenberg Virus in order to avoid a potential ‘disease catastrophe’ in the national flock.
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Schmallenberg vaccine 'too late for breeding season' - 8/7/2012 - Farmers Weekly

Schmallenberg vaccine 'too late for breeding season' - 8/7/2012 - Farmers Weekly | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
The Schmallenberg virus could spread to Scotland and Wales but is is unlikely a vaccine will be ready for sheep breeding season...
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Schmallenberg virus re-emerges and could spread throughout British livestock over the next few weeks

Schmallenberg virus re-emerges and could spread throughout British livestock over the next few weeks | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it

Schmallenberg virus, a new livestock disease discovered last year which causes birth deformities in sheep and cattle, has re-emerged this summer and could spread all across Britain in the weeks to come, scientists warned today.

A Schmallenberg vaccine is being developed, but it is unlikely that it will be ready for use before next year.

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Research matters: Innovation is about anticipating tomorrow's challenges

Research matters: Innovation is about anticipating tomorrow's challenges | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it

It's more vital than ever to support researchers whose innovative ideas boost growth. They push boundaries, experiment and make breakthroughs. Their endeavours must be recognised and sustained. Professor George Lomonossoff has just been named the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) innovator of the year for his work with Dr Frank Sainsbury to develop a system for producing vaccines and pharmaceutical proteins rapidly in plants. This groundbreaking technology could allow vaccines to be rapidly produced for emergency vaccination programmes to halt disease pandemics, such as virulent flu.

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Andy Sheldon Named CEO of the Year by Vaccine Industry ...

Andy Sheldon Named CEO of the Year by Vaccine Industry ... | Impact of George Lomonossoff's technology | Scoop.it
Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG.TO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles, announced today that ...
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