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29th May 2024 Ana Bradley (2023, English)

Exeter Fellow Leads Team on New Meningitis-B Vaccine

Ana Bradley (2023, English) reports on a new life-saving vaccine developed by Exeter Professorial Fellow in Cellular Pathology and Medicine, Professor Christoph Tang.

In collaboration with the Serum Institute of India, the University of Oxford has produced a new Meningitis B vaccine. Professor Christoph Tang, a Professorial Fellow in Cellular Pathology and Medicine at Exeter College, leads the Oxford team. 

Meningitis is the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord and is usually caused by infection. It can be fatal and requires immediate medical care. Although meningitis affects all ages, young children are most at risk, and millions are affected worldwide.

The life-saving vaccine is the result of five years of extensive work, and consists of four chimeric proteins to tackle the disease. Results indicate that it offers improved safety, efficacy, and coverage when compared to currently licensed vaccines. Click here to find out more.

Professor Tang has been at Exeter and the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology since 2010. In this time he has authored several papers and appeared on a BBC In Our Time podcast about Penicillin. 

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