Pilot phase IB clinical trial of an alhydrogel-adsorbed recombinant ricin vaccine

Ellen S. Vitetta, Joan E. Smallshaw, John Schindler

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There is no FDA-approved vaccine for the potent plant toxin ricin. We have developed a recombinant ricin vaccine, RiVax. Without adjuvant it is safe and immunogenic in mice, rabbits, and humans. Based on our studies in mice, we now report the results of a small clinical trial with Alhydrogel-adsorbed RiVax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1697-1699
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology (medical)

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