This New Formula Can Help Us Vaccinate Poorer Countries

Published December 1, 2021

Yahoo! News and the The Daily Beast reported on a breakthrough by UB scientists who report that they have successfully freeze-dried a liposome-based liquid vaccine formula that could be developed for potential use in COVID-19 vaccines. “During the initial rollout of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, there was a lot of attention given on the ultracold storage required for those vaccines,” Jonathan Lovell, SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, who led the new study with UB doctoral student Moustafa Mabrouk, told The Daily Beast. “We asked ourselves whether freeze-drying could be a way to eventually bypass some cold-storage limitations.” Technology Networks and the Medical News also provided coverage