PORT HUENEME, CA--(Dec 4, 2015) - Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: SBOT) (TSX VENTURE: KLH), announced today the presentation of a preclinical poster relating to its research on Clostridium difficile ("C. difficile"), at the Society for Glycobiology 2015 Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, California, December 1-4, 2015.
The poster, titled "Clostridium difficile Surface Polysaccharide-KLH Conjugate Vaccine Induced Th17-Featured Adaptive Immune Responses in Mice," was authored by Stellar Biotechnology scientist Shuguang Bi, Ph.D. The presentation reported data from Stellar's ongoing research into the potential development of C. difficile cell surface polysaccharide-KLH conjugate vaccines, or active immunotherapies, for the treatment of C. difficile infection.
The full poster can be viewed online here: Poster
C. difficile is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, with the rate of U.S. cases at a record high. Although the C. difficile bacteria are normally present in the intestine, it can overgrow due to antibiotic use. The resulting infection causes severe diarrhea and life-threatening intestinal conditions, such as colitis.
The Society for Glycobiology is a nonprofit scholarly society devoted to the pursuit of knowledge of glycan structures and functions and to the sharing of that knowledge among scientists worldwide. The theme of the Society's 2015 Annual Meeting was "Glycobiology: Accelerating impact across the biomedical sciences."
About Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) (TSX VENTURE: KLH) is the leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), an important immune-stimulating protein used in wide-ranging therapeutic and diagnostic markets. KLH is both an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in many new immunotherapies (targeting cancer, immune disorders, Alzheimer's and inflammatory diseases) as well as a finished product for measuring immune status. Stellar Biotechnologies is unique in its proprietary methods, facilities, and KLH technology. We are committed to meeting the growing demand for commercial-scale supplies of GMP grade KLH, ensuring environmentally sound KLH production, and developing KLH-based active immunotherapies.
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