Advances in molecular biology and the new genetics are opening up new routes to the development of safer and more effective vaccines. At the molecular level we are beginning to understand how the host immune defences and the invading pathogen interact. Important protective components are being identified, new methods for attenuating virulent pathogens are being applied, and alternative routes for antigen presentation are being exploited. One goal may be the development of the totally synthetic vaccine. The progress in this area and the implications for the future are discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Medical Laboratory Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1985|