Monday, July 06, 2009

Canadian-made HIV vaccine close to human trial

From the National Post:
It has been 20 years in the making but researchers at the University of Western Ontario say they're confident their HIV vaccine is only months away from being approved for human trials.

Lead researcher Dr. Chil-Yong Kang said Thursday the approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can come as soon as two or three months.

"We've been working on the HIV virus since 1987. This is a very important day for us," Dr. Kang said while attending a conference in South Korea. "It is a very important milestone for us, this vaccine."

The SAV001-H vaccine has already been tested on monkeys and rats with no side effects. ...more

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