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Canadian Blood Service • University of British Columbia • Centre for Blood Research • Vancouver, BC  Canada

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Polymer-Based Bioengineering Solutions for Immune Modulation and the Prophylactic Inhibition of Viral Infections

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Polymer-Based Bioengineering Solution for the Prophylactic Antiviral Prophylaxis

Broad Spectrum Antiviral Prophylactic Gel: The immunocamouflage technology has also been successfully applied in the development of a broad spectrum anti-viral prophylactic gel. Our studies have documented the effectiveness of the anti-viral gel (e.g., suitable for intranasal administration) against a broad range of RNA and DNA, enveloped and non-enveloped, viruses.  The prophylactic nasal gel is easy to apply and gives significant protection against viral invasion for at least 48 hours post application.  

McCoy, L.L and Scott, M.D.  Broad spectrum antiviral prophylaxis:  Inhibition of viral infection by polymer grafting with methoxypoly(ethylene glycol).  In:  Antiviral Drug Discovery for Emerging Diseases and Bioterrorism (Editor: Torrence, P.F.)  Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ. pp. 379-395.(2005).

Sutton, T.C. and Scott, M.D. The Effect of Methoxypoly(Ethylene Glycol) Chain Length on the Inhibition Of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection And Proliferation.  Biomaterials, 31:4223-2230 (2010).

Kyluik, D.L., Sutton, T.C., Le, Y. and Scott, M.D.  Chapter 7:  Polymer-Mediated Broad Spectrum Antiviral Prophylaxis: Utility in High Risk Environments.  In: Progress in Molecular and Environmental Bioengineering- From Analysis and Modeling to Technology Applications (Editor: Carpi, A.)  Intech, ISBN 978-953-307-268-5. pp. 167-190 (2011). Link:  Intech Web Page

Le, Y. Li, L., Wang, D. and Scott, M.D. Immunocamouflage of Latex Surfaces by Grafted Methoxypoly(Ethylene Glycol) [mPEG]:  Proteomic Analysis of Plasma Protein Adsorption. Science China - Life Sciences, 55:191-201 (2012).  [NOTE:  Cover Art and featured article]

Viricade: A broad spectrum antiviral prophylactic gel that physically prevents viral infection at the cell surfaces (e.g., nasal sinus).  This product can be applied either prophylactically or following the first onset of symptoms.


Virimmune: Enhanced immune recognition of weakly immunogenic viruses for the development of improved vaccines.


Viricade Exhibits Broad Spectrum Efficacy Against Enveloped and Non-Enveloped RNA and DNA Viruses

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Plaque Assay - Unmodified Cells

Plaque Assay - mPEG-Modified Cells

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