Transdermal immunization: A recent tool for immunization

Dinesh, M and Anuja, M and Vaibhav, D and Karunakar, S (2010) Transdermal immunization: A recent tool for immunization. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 3 (4). pp. 964-969. ISSN 0974-3618

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Vaccination is one of the most powerful tools available in the ongoing battle against infectious agents. Virtually all recommended immunizations require parenteral administration, and many require a series of injections, therefore, new vaccine delivery methods, specifically alternatives to injections, are being sought. Transdermal immunization (TI) offers a new method for the delivery of vaccines, that relies on the application of antigen with adjuvant onto the outer layer of the skin and subsequent delivery to underlying Langerhans cells that serve as antigen-presenting cells. TI is a needle-free method of vaccine delivery that, will decrease the risk of needle-borne diseases, improve access to vaccination by eliminating the need for trained personnel and sterile equipment, and possibly provide a simple means for multivalent-or multiple boosting immunizations. This review presents various novel approaches for TI that is used alternative to parenteral immunizations

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transdermal immunization, Langerhans cells, Skin, Vaccination
Subjects: Others
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 10:19
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 10:19
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