National Newswatch

Is Canada patent deal obstructing Ebola vaccine development?

Nov 18 2014 — Amir Attaran — A decade ago, Canadian Government scientists invented a vaccine against Ebola virus (VSV-ZEBOV).1 That vaccine is based on a live attenuated vesicular stomatitis virus, and has several known advantages over the other vaccine candidates in clinical trials: first, in animals one inoculation suffices to confer immunity against lethal virus exposure, without a booster inoculation; second, […]