There is hope future pandemics could be controlled in as little as a few short months if current research projects working on experimental custom-made vaccine technologies are eventually successful, according to UWA Nobel Laureate and Clinical Professor Barry Marshall.
Fast-produced oral tablets could potentially be used to quickly vaccinate an entire population, or antigen-producing injections of cloned DNA virus into muscle could potentially trigger the human body “to make its own vaccine”.
“Researchers across the globe are working hard at developing new methods for making vaccines faster. The method I am most interested in is cloning vaccines into the bacterium Helicobacter pylori which we discovered. H.pylori could be taken orally and then you would vaccinate orally,” Professor Marshall said.