Nigerian researchers develop ‘cholera vaccine’

The association of multidisciplinary biomedical and healthcare researchers has disclosed developed a vaccine for cholera.

A team led by the acting Head of Department, Microbiology, Adeleke University, Ede, Dr. Oladipo Kolawole, under the coordination of the Vice-Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Prof. Julius Oloke, Deputy Coordinators; Prof. Olubukola Oyawoye of Federal University, Oye Ekiti and Prof. Olatunji Kolawole of the University of Ilorin.

Kolawole, the founder of Helix Biogen Institute, said that the experiment and the accreditation process using artificial intelligence had been submitted to peer review journal, saying it was currently under review.

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He stressed, “The team would have completed the animal trial (pre-clinical) and partner with an international organization to start the clinical trial ( the stage of using humans) once it passes the preclinical stage (safety and immunogenicity).

“Though the speed of this work is dependent on the availability of funds through donations, grants, and investors. Funding has been the major challenge the research group is facing, only a few individuals’ support/fund research and development in Nigeria.”