BioDefense Vaccines

EpiVax employs a “Gene-to-Vaccine” design approach for the development of safer, more effective biodefense vaccines against potential bio-warfare agents. Epitopes provide the essential information needed to trigger a protective immune response. Our suite of computational tools (EpiMatrix, Conservatrix, etc.) identifies T cell epitopes of interest that we then validate in vitro and in vivo, for use in final vaccine constructs. We are developing several epitope-based vaccines, including Smallpox, Tularemia, TB, H. Pylori, and Influenza.