Wow -- a New Approach to Vaccines

I didn’t know half of the words that Joseph Kim, the CEO & Director of Inovio Biomedical, used in his EmTech presentation but I walked away with a new appreciation for vaccines — present and future.

The gist: Vaccines have saved more lives than any other human invention. While the traditionally-developed vaccines used to guard against diseases such as polio and various poxes, have saved millions of lives and prevented suffering, there are significant shortcomings to the traditional vaccine-development approach. Inovio and others are developing DNA-based vaccines that are cheaper to manufacture, safer to give, and last longer, so that you wouldn’t have to get a new flu shot every year.