Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 13th, 2003
David Watumull, president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Biotech, said the vaccine produced by the company protected 100% of 60 test animals who were injected with West Nile virus. In contrast, 77% of the 30 control animals died and the others showed some signs of sickness, he said.
Aiea-based Hawaii Biotech, a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in drug research and development, was founded in 1982 by nine University of Hawaii professors.
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