SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing oral recombinant vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, today announced that Sean Tucker, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, will present summary data from the Phase 2 Challenge Study of its H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine at the World Vaccine and Immunotherapy Congress West Coast 2018, taking place from November 28-30, 2018 in San Diego, California.
Details of the presentation are as follows:
|Date & Time:||Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:35 AM PT|
|Authors:||Sean Tucker, et al.|
The Phase 2 study was completed with support from Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Vaxart received a $13.9 million contract from BARDA in September 2015 to support the advanced development of more effective influenza vaccines to ultimately improve seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness. The contract was increased to $15.7 million in 2017.
The project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority under Contract No. HHSO100201500034C.
Vaxart is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. Vaxart’s vaccines are designed to generate broad and durable immune responses that protect against a wide range of infectious diseases and may also be useful for the treatment of chronic viral infections and cancer. Vaxart’s vaccines are administered using a convenient room temperature-stable tablet, rather than by injection. Vaxart believes that tablet vaccines are easier to distribute and administer than injectable vaccines, and have the potential to significantly increase vaccination rates. Vaxart’s development programs include oral tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as a therapeutic vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). For more information, please visit www.vaxart.com.
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