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Company Hopes To Use Mosquitoes To Administer Vaccines

Company Hopes To Use Mosquitoes To Administer Vaccines
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Student-run Provita Pharmaceuticals is studying the tiny bugs in the hope that they could become ‘flying syringes.'

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 february 2013

Mosquitoes usually spread nasty diseases when they bite humans, but thanks to enterprising high schoolers they could be used for a much better purpose. Biotechnology company Provita Pharmaceuticals, which is entirely staffed by under 18s, is working on a project to use mosquitoes as a ‘flying syringe’ to deliver vaccines.

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