Australia’s Gold Coast truly represents one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its Griffith University Institute for Glycomics received $500,000 from the government earlier this year to support their ongoing clinical trials program aiming to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine candidate called PlasProtecT.™

Malaria is a Killer

Malaria, caused by an infection with malaria parasites threatens over 3 billion living in malaria-endemic countries worldwide. At least 500,000 die annually—children represent 80% of the casualties.

What is PlasProtecT™?

PlasProtecT was developed and is owned by Griffith University Institute for Glycomics. It is a chemically attenuated, whole parasite, blood-stage malaria vaccine candidate. Demonstrating the ability to elicit cross-strain and cross-species protective immune response in rodent models, it has evidenced immunogenic results in first-in-man clinical trials. 

Institute for Glycomics

The Institute for Glycomics was founded nearly two decades ago at Griffith University. Embracing multidisciplinary research centers around glycomics makes Griffith a one of its kind in Australia and one of a handful worldwide.

Lead Research/Investigator

Dr. Chris Davis, General Manager 

Call to Action: Interested in learning more about PlasProtecT? See www.griffith.edu.au/institute-glycomics/malaria-vaccine-trial

Source: Griffith Univeristy

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