July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) announced today that in a preclinical study of its influenza DNA vaccine against the virulent, newly emergent H7N9 flu virus, 100% of the vaccinated animals were protected against sickness and death when they were challenged with a lethal dose of H7N9 virus. The results from a study in mice demonstrated that Inovio's vaccine generated not only hemagglutination inhibition (HAI)-based protection against the H7N9 virus but also strong T-cell responses. Inovio's DNA vaccine created cellular immune responses that could reduce the severity of the infection in a person that acquires the virus and limit the spread of the virus in a pandemic setting. Detailed study results will be presented at an invited plenary session at the TEPIK/APACI International Influenza Symposium being held in Seoul, South Korea, on July 12, 2013.
Inovio researchers constructed a consensus DNA vaccine targeting the HA influenza antigen based on sequences collected from several infected H7N9 patients to create a vaccine that is broadly protective against all H7N9 strains. Inovio's vaccine was administered in mice using its proprietary electroporation-based delivery technology twice, 3 weeks apart; the mice were then exposed to a lethal dose of A/Anhui/1/13 strain of H7N9 virus 4 weeks after the second vaccination. The challenge studies were conducted by Inovio's collaborators at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Results demonstrated that 100% of the vaccinated animals (n=10) remained healthy without any weight loss (a key indicator of health) and survived while all unvaccinated mice in the control group (n=10) had significant morbidity, including up to 30% weight loss, and died within 8 days of challenge.
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