modified vaccinia virus Ankara


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modified vaccinia virus Ankara

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MVA

An attenuated form of vaccinia virus that does not replicate itself efficiently. It has been used as an antigen carrier and as an adjuvant in the development of vaccines against both infectious illnesses and cancers.
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Recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara expressing the spike glycoprotein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus induces protective neutralizing antibodies primarily targeting the receptor binding region.
Modified vaccinia virus ankara (MVA) as production platform for vaccines against influenza and other viral respiratory diseases.
Called Imvamune, the vaccine is derived from the parent strain Modified Vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA-BN), a highly attenuated pox virus that has lost the capacity to replicate in human cells, according to its maker, Bavarian Nordic A/S, a Denmark-based biotechnology company.

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