It was brought to my attention by one of you that USC researchers have developed a new polio vaccine that doesn't require refrigeration. Check out here:
"By removing moisture through freeze-drying, researchers have created temperature-stable vaccines for measles, typhoid and meningococcal disease. But scientists haven’t been able to make a polio vaccine that retains potency through freeze-drying and rehydration.
Shin and his colleagues used two lab techniques — liquid chromatography and high-throughput screening — that allowed them to analyze a high volume of ingredients and formulations until they found one that worked.
Jung’s hope is that a foundation or company will take over the project to pay for human studies and bring the injectable vaccine onto the market."
So I'd like to pick your brain, if you allow me: do you consider it to be a breakthrough?
Thanks and have a lovely day all!