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This article, published in Expert Reviews (Expert Rev. Vaccines 8(5), 547-557; May 2009), reviews approaches being used to develop thermostable vaccine formulations that are resistant to damage caused by freezing or excessive heat and could reduce dependence on the cold chain. The article discusses the challenges associated with the implementation of these novel formulations as well as the potential benefits of protecting vaccines from damage caused by breaks in the cold chain.

Author(s): Chen D, Kristensen D

Corporate author(s): PATH

Publication date: May 2009

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English

Opportunities and Challenges of Developing Thermostable Vaccines

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Region: Global

See also:

Health technologiesVaccine delivery

Vaccines and immunizationMiscellaneous

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