Other scientists disagree, contending that isolating carbohydrate-based immunogens from fermented microorganisms is not particularly difficult or expensive. Nevertheless, interest in and development of synthetic-carbohydrate vaccines seems to be a full-steam-ahead enterprise. SYNTHESIS. Recently developed carbohydrate synthesis techniques are making it possible to create novel immunogenic carbohydrates "in sufficient quantities and pure form," says chemistry professor Peter H.
by STU BORMAN, C&EN WASHINGTON |
August 09, 2004