University of Adelaide begins Human Trial of Omicron COVID vaccine booster using PharmaJet Needle-free System

PharmaJet chosen for improving immunogenicity of DNA vaccines

GOLDEN, Colo. — August 16, 2022 — PharmaJet® , a company that has developed and commercialized a needle-free platform to more effectively administer drugs and biologics announced that its partner, University of Adelaide, has started a human trial of a DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine booster using the PharmaJet Tropis® Needle-free Injection System (NFIS).

The DNA-vaccine booster is one of the few vaccines worldwide targeting the Omicron variant, rather than the original strain of the virus. As DNA vaccines can be modified easily the vaccine
can be quickly adapted to future variants. Lead investigator, Associate Professor Branka Grubor-Bauk, head of Viral Immunology at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School commented, “We need to continue developing “next generation” COVID-19 vaccines because the virus will continue to mutate, particularly in countries with low vaccination rates and high rates of uncontrolled transmission.” The vaccine is being exclusively administered using the PharmaJet Tropis® NFIS, which was chosen due to the data from numerous published preclinical and clinical studies demonstrating improved immunogenicity when administering DNA-vaccines.1

Chris Cappello, President and CEO, PharmaJet commented, “We are pleased to be partnering with the University of Adelaide as they begin their Omicron COVID-19 booster vaccine trials. Our partners have published 11 studies comparing delivery methods for DNA vaccines that demonstrate increased immunogenicity when using the PharmaJet Systems.”

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