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Granados Story

Paul Debbie, BTI Director of Technology Transfer and Licensing, talks to Bob Granados, BTI Emeritus.

BTI’s Research Advances Cancer Prevention

An insect cell line BTI-TN5B1 (The High-Five™), developed at Boyce Thompson Institute by Dr. Robert Granados while doing basic research on insects viruses, is now being used to produce Cervarix™ made by GlaxoSmithKline. This is one of two currently available vaccines that target the HPV virus, a major cause of cervical cancer. The vaccine is currently being used in more than one hundred countries around the world.Director of Technology Transfer and Licensing

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