Future for Chlamydia Vaccination

by 5m Editor
27 October 2008, at 9:53am

SCOTLAND - Working with a Chinese University, a Scottish company is developing a vaccine against chlamydia that is hoped to control infections in pigs in China.

THE growing problem of chlamydia in Chinese pigs has prompted an Edinburgh firm to devise a vaccination which could eventually be used on humans, according to The Scotsman.

BigDNA has teamed up with the China Agricultural University in Beijing to produce a vaccine, which will initially be used on pig farms and on other animals, but it is hoped it can eventually be used to inoculate humans.

Dr Jason Clark, principal researcher at the Roslin-based firm, said, "Chlamydia is a major problem on pig farms in China."

5m Editor