Carl Vermeulen ’61

Carl Vermeulen ’61 of Williamsburg, Virginia, and his students at Paul D. Camp Community College (Suffolk, Virginia) reported their peer-reviewed “Heat-Proofing Vaccines” to an international meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans in June. Non-live vaccines such as DPT, meningococcus and Salk polio along with many for livestock were stabilized in dried pure-starch noodles and were able to withstand 140F for a month or more (simulating trans-equatorial container shipping) yet retaining 75-percent potency.

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