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ABC6: URI Professor exploring vaccine for Ebola Virus

Posted by ABC6: Aug 05, 2014 11:24 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 05, 2014 11:24 PM EDT

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A University of Rhode Island Professor (Dr. Annie De Groot MD) who also runs a local bio-tech company (EpiVax) believes her team can help create an effective Ebola vaccine – FAST (using iVAX).

“We could definitely move forward in a moments notice.  We basically have technology that we think is pretty straight forward to help people design vaccines better,” said Dr. Anne De Groot.

Dr. Anne De Groot, who runs EpiVax, Inc. and is Director of Immunology at URI, says she standing by and ready if the government needs her help.

Currently, there is no vaccine for the virus.  The two American patients are relying on an experimental drug they took in Liberia… FULL STORY HERE

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