Development of an in vitro assay as correlate of passive immune protection against botulinum neurotoxin to minimize use of whole animal testing
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DOD / CBD
This Small Business Innovation Research project will develop a non-animal based in vitro assay for determining the efficacy of Botulinum (BoNT) neutralizing therapeutics. New technologies are currently needed in order to facilitate the development and approval of BoNT vaccines and therapies and reduce the number of vertebrate animals used in medical testing. In Phase 1 of this project, the feasibility of the proposed system was demonstrated. During Phase 2, a complete working prototype will now be built, tested and validated against the standard mouse lethality neutralization (MLN) assay. Electronic BioSciences"proposed system will be capable of monitoring the complete neutralizing mechanism of therapies to all seven BoNT serotypes, making rapid, non-animal based neutralization efficacy testing possible.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Electronic BioSciences INC
5754 Pacific Center Blvd Suite 204 San Diego, CA -
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