Needle-free vaccination for Sementis’ SCV Based Vaccines
Sementis is collaborating with Enesi Pharma, an innovative company based in Oxford, UK, to develop and evaluate their solid dose vaccination technology with Sementis’ SCV based vaccines. Enesi Pharma’s proprietary needle-free solid dose implant device ImplaVax®, is a handheld spring-powered applicator with a separate, disposable cassette pre-loaded with a single solid Universal Vaccine Implant (UVI) containing the vaccine. The vaccine is delivered simply by inserting the pre-loaded cassette into the applicator and pressing the device against the skin with enough down pressure to instantly deliver the UVI through the skin and directly into the subcutaneous tissue without the need for needles. The UVI is designed to dissolve under the skin slowly releasing the vaccine overtime.
Reduces the reliance on maintaining a cold-chain environment from manufacturing to point-of-care
Provides better long-term stability to our vaccine
Vaccines can be more easily stockpiled as they are less susceptible to temperature fluctuation
Easy to use; no need for highly trained healthcare workers to administer our vaccine
No injection required; eliminates the risk of disease transmission from shared needles
100% dosing assured each time
This technology is perfect for countries without accesses to transportation and storage facilities with adequate cooling. It is also very easy to use, with the cassettes pre-loaded with the vaccine it requires very little to no training to administer and the correct dose is delivered every time.