Insect cells or fractions as adjuvant for antigens

CAFC
  • US 6,224,882 B1
  • Filed: 11/07/1997
  • Issued: 05/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In an immunogenic, immunological or vaccine composition comprising at least one epitope of interest or antigen wherein the improvement comprises the composition comprising a first component comprising the epitope of interest or antigen isolated from a source other than insect cells and a second component comprising an adjuvant comprising insect cells or a fraction thereof, wherein the insect cells are obtainable from an insect species which is not biting and/or from an insect species wherein hypersensitivity to the insect cell antigens is low or absent in human and animal species and/or from an insect species which is non-toxic, non-pyrogenic, non-tumorgenic, contains no known retroviruses or other human or animal viruses, mycoplasma or other pathogens.

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