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Use of poly-lactide-co-glycolide microparticles as an oral vaccine delivery system for farmed fish (LINKSAL17) - FC1120

Description
Summary Objectives:-
To assess the efficacy of delivering a furunculosis vaccine orally to salmon via a new micorencapsulation technique (PLGA). Antigens are put into biodegradable polyester microparticles which enables oral delivery of vaccines without the risk of degradation in stomach or gut.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Recent developments in oral delivery systems for mammal vaccines provide hope for developing economical and effective oral vaccine delivery systems for farmed fish.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Use of poly-lactide-co-glycolide microparticles as an oral vaccine delivery system for farmed fish (LINKSAL17)   (1265k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2001

Cost: £40,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Marine Laboratory - Aberdeen
Keywords
Biotechnology              
Finfish              
Fish Disease              
Fisheries              
Other              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture