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Woodlands Company leading a program to Prevent and Treat Ebola with DNA-based Therapies

Inovio will support expedited development and scale-up of multiple vaccine candidates to treat Ebola through a DARPA-funded collaboration.

Congressman Brady visited Inovio’s VGXI manufacturing facility in The Woodlands, TX and took a tour of the production plant and provide a statement on the impact of this work and the DNA-based therapeutics being produced at VGXI. Leadership from Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Sciences will also be present to provide a brief overview of the collaboration and the scope of the DARPA funded project.

How these therapies are different from many other Ebola vaccines in development:

  • The vaccine contains DNA only – no virus particles or proteins will be manufactured
  • The vaccine can be used to treat to patients who have already been exposed to the virus
  • DNA vaccine production can be scaled-up very rapidly in case of an outbreak