Updated on 5 September 2013
Dr Fergal Hill, chief scientific officer, Imaxio, said that, "Following a number of successes with IMX313 in preclinical trials, we are really pleased to have reached this milestone: the first administration of IMX313 in humans. We believe strongly that this will confirm fully that IMX313 is a real solution for developing more effective human vaccines and for addressing major infectious diseases."
Professor McShane said that, "We are keen to find out whether this novel vaccine candidate will pave the way for new successes in addressing tuberculosis. We think IMX313 may be a key component to help MVA85A show even greater potency in humans."