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July 142020
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Medicago begins Phase I clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate
July 82020
Press Release
Dynavax and Medicago announce collaboration to develop a novel adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate
July 72020
Press Release
GSK and Medicago announce collaboration to develop a novel adjuvanted COVID-19 candidate vaccine
May 142020
Press Release
Medicago announces positive results in animal trials for its vaccine candidate against COVID-19
May 52020
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Collaborative project of more than $1.2 million using artificial intelligence to optimize the production of vaccines, announced by CQDM and Medicago R&D
March 242020
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Government of Canada providing financial support towards Medicago's COVID-19 vaccine development
March 212020
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Government of Quebec providing $7 million towards Medicago's COVID-19 vaccine development
March 122020
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Medicago announces production of a viable vaccine candidate for COVID-19
November 52019
A Medicago's employee named one of CASCON x Evoke Canada's Tech Titans: Top 19 of 2019
October 12019
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Medicago's New Drug Submission accepted for Scientific Review by Health Canada
April 252019
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Medicago Awarded “Best New Vaccine Technology/Platform” at the World Vaccine Congress
March 202019
Media Article
Congratulations Nathalie Landry as a finalist for the Mercuriades 2019 in the category Leadership, Outstanding Woman Sun Life Financial
December 202018
Media Article
Canadian Biotech Breaking New Ground in the Fight Against Infectious Disease
October 302018
Media Article
Life sciences - Québec International
September 272018
Media Article
Return of U.S. Flu Season Brings Worries About a Virulent Replay (Bloomberg)
September 242018
Media Article
Plant-Derived VLPs as a Novel Approach to Addressing an Unmet Need in Influenza Prevention
September 182018
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Medicago officially starts the construction of its site in Estimauville's Innovation area
March 12018
Media Article
This Company Is Testing a Flu Vaccine Made In Tobacco -- And Philip Morris Is On Board (Forbes)
September 262017
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Medicago announces Phase 3 study of VLP Quadrivalent influenza vaccine
March 62017
Press Release
Medicago's Board of Directors asked company CEO Andy Sheldon to explore new business opportunities for Medicago
October 292015
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Medicago engaged by the Canadian Government to develop Ebola monoclonal antibodies
May 192015
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Medicago to build $245M production facility in Quebec City

Canadian Biotech Breaking New Ground in the Fight Against Infectious Disease

Life sciences - Québec International

Return of U.S. Flu Season Brings Worries About a Virulent Replay (Bloomberg)

Plant-Derived VLPs as a Novel Approach to Addressing an Unmet Need in Influenza Prevention

This Company Is Testing a Flu Vaccine Made In Tobacco -- And Philip Morris Is On Board (Forbes)

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to vaccines and therapeutic proteins

Here are the current published studies and contributions from Medicago's scientists and researchers.

November 4, 2019
Prime-pull vaccination with a plant-derived virus-like particle influenza vaccine elicits a broad immune response and protects aged mice from death and frailty after challenge
Authors: Breanna Hodgins, Stephane Pillet, Nathalie Landry and Brian J. Ward
June 5, 2019
Immunogenicity and safety of a quadrivalent plant-derived virus-like particle influenza vaccine candidate—Two randomized Phase II clinical trials in 18 to 49 and 50 years old adults
Authors: Stéphane Pillet, Julie Couillard, Sonia Trépanier, Jean-François Poulin, Bader Yassine-Diab, Bruno Guy, Brian J. Ward, Nathalie Landry
May 15, 2019 Vaccine
Plant-derived virus-like particle vaccines drive cross-presentation of influenza A hemagglutinin peptides by human monocyte-derived macrophages
Authors: Makarkov, Makan Golizeh, Elizabeth Ruiz-Lancheros, Angelica A. Gopal, Ian N. Costas-Cancelas, Sabrina Chierzi, Stephane Pillet, Nathalie Charland, Nathalie Landry, Isabelle Rouiller, Paul W. Wiseman, Momar Ndao, and Brian J. Ward
October 31, 2018 Vaccine
Characterization of the innate stimulatory capacity of plant-derived virus-like particles bearing influenza hemagglutinin
Authors: So-Yoon Wona, Kristin Hunt, Hannah Guak, Benedeta Hasaj, Nathalie Charland, Nathalie Landry, Brian J. WardConnie M. Krawczyk
October 31, 2018
Investigation of an Adventitious Agent Test False Positive Signal in a Plant-Derived Influenza Vaccine
Authors: Todd L. Talarico, Michael Murphy, Raymond Nims, Dan Hastings, Jeri Ann Boose, and Dave Dumers
September 12, 2018
The adjuvant GLA-AF enhances human intradermal vaccine responses
Authors: Darrick Carter, Neal van Hoeven, Susan Baldwin, Yotam Levin, Efrat Kochba, Al Magill, Nathalie Charland, Nathalie Landry, Khin Nu, Aude Frevol, Jill Ashman, Zachary K. Sagawa, Anna Marie Beckmann, Steven G. Reed
April 24, 2018 Vaccine
Assessing the benefits of early pandemic influenza vaccine availability: a case study for Ontario, Canada
Authors: David Champredon, Marek Laskowski, Nathalie Charland & Seyed M. Moghadas
February 23, 2018 Vaccine
Morphological characterization of a plant-made virus-like particle vaccine bearing influenza virus hemagglutinins by electron microscopy.
Authors: Lindsay BJ, Bonar MM, Costas-Cancelas IN, Hunt K, Makarkov AI, Chierzi S, Krawczyk CM, Landry N, Ward BJ, Rouiller I.
January 16, 2018 Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
The establishment of surrogates and correlates of protection: Useful tools for the licensure of effective influenza vaccines?
Authors: Ward BJ, Pillet S, Charland N, Trepanier S, Couillard J, Landry N.
October 11, 2017 Vaccine
A single intramuscular dose of a plant-made virus-like-particle vaccine elicits a balanced humoral and cellular response and protects young and aged mice from influenza H1N1 challenge 4despite a modest/absent humoral response
Authors: Breanna Hodgins, Karen K Yam, Kaitlin Winter, Stephane Pillet, Nathalie Landry and Brian J. Ward
July 2, 2017 Vaccine
Plant-made virus-like particles bearing influenza hemagglutinin (HA) recapitulate early interactions of native influenza virions with human monocytes/macrophages.
Authors: Makarkov AI, Chierzi S, Pillet S, Murai KK, Landry N, Ward BJ
May 2, 2017 Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Plant-made virus-like particle vaccines bearing the hemagglutinin of either seasonal (H1) or avian (H5) influenza have distinct patterns of interaction with human immune cells in vitro.
Authors: Hendin HE, Pillet S, Lara AN, Wu CY, Charland N, Landry N, Ward BJ.
March 16, 2017 Vaccine
Plant-made virus-like particle vaccines bearing the hemagglutinin of either seasonal (H1) or avian (H5) influenza have distinct patterns of interaction with human immune cells in vitro
Authors: Hilary E. Hendin, Stéphane Pillet, Amanda N. Lara, Cheng-Ying Wua, Nathalie Charland, Nathalie Landry, Brian J. Ward
July 24, 2016 Vaccine
Cell wall biochemical alterations during Agrobacterium-mediated expression of haemagglutinin-based influenza virus-like vaccine particles in tobacco
Authors: Franccois Le Mauff, Corinne Loutelier-Bourhis, Muriel Bardor, Caroline Berard, Alain Doucet, Marc-André D'Aoust, Louis-Philippe Vezina, Azeddine Driouich, Manon M.-J. Couture and Patrice Lerouge
October 2, 2015 Vaccine
Plant-derived H7 VLP vaccine elicits protective immune response against H7N9 influenza virus in mice and ferrets
Authors: S. Pillet, T. Racine, C. Nfond, T.Z. Di Lenardob, S. Babiukd, B.J. Ward, G.P. Kobingerc, N. Landry
June 2, 2015
Generation and characterization of a trackable plant-made influenza H5 virus-like particle (VLP) containing enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP)
Authors: Katie R. Young, Guillaume Arthus-Cartier, Karen K. Yam, Pierre-Olivier Lavoie, Nathalie Landry, Marc-André D'Aoust, Louis-Philippe Vézina, Manon M.-J. Couture, and Brian J. Ward
April 21, 2015
Modulating secretory pathway pH by proton channel co-expression can increase recombinant protein stability in plants
Authors: Philippe V. Jutras, Marc-André D'Aoust, Manon M.-J. Couture, Louis-Philippe Vézina, Marie-Claire Goulet, Dominique Michaud, Frank Sainsbury
September 19, 2014
Human antibody response to N-glycans present on plant-madeinfluenza virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines
Authors: Brian J. Ward, Nathalie Landry, Sonia Trépanier, Geneviève Mercier,Michèle Dargis, Manon Couture, Marc-André D'Aoust, Louis-P. Vézinab
August 14, 2014
Influenza virus-like particle vaccines made in Nicotiana benthamiana elicit durable, poly-functional and cross-reactive T cell responses to influenza HA antigens
Authors: Nathalie Landry, Stéphane Pillet, David Favre, Jean-François Poulin, Sonia Trépanier, Bader Yassine-Diab, Brian J. Ward