Ricin

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Ricin

A protein found in castor beans. Ricin is poisonous and has been used in biological warfare.
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Our biodefense products in development are bioengineered vaccines designed to protect against the deadly effects of ricin toxin and botulinum toxin, both of which are considered serious bioterrorism threats.
The successful development of an effective vaccine against ricin toxin may act as a deterrent against the actual use of ricin as a biological weapon and could be used in rapid deployment scenarios in the event of a biological attack.
Originally designed and filled with chemical agents, 155-mm shells were also tested with a ricin toxin fill.
The monoclonal antibody was shown to bind the ricin A chain with high affinity, and to be capable of neutralising ricin toxin in a cell-based killing assay.
8 million was awarded for the continued development of RiVax[TM], a recombinant vaccine against ricin toxin.
Our biodefense products in development are bioengineered vaccines designed to protect against the deadly effects of exposure to ricin toxin and botulinum toxin, both of which are considered serious bioterrorism threats.
In July, DOR announced that it had successfully completed its cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) milestone for the production of RiVax(TM), DOR's vaccine against ricin toxin pursuant to a manufacturing collaboration with Cambrex BioSciences and supported by a $6.
OTCBB:DORB) ("DOR" or the "Company"), announced today that it has successfully completed its cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) milestone for the production of RiVax(TM), DOR's vaccine against ricin toxin.