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Research

Research

Intravacc develops innovative platforms and methods to improve the effectiveness, stability and safety of vaccines.

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Intravacc is continuously investing in R&D platforms to facilitate vaccine development. Early development includes vaccine strain design to generate bacterial, viral and cellular seeds for efficient vaccine production.

We also carry out studies on adjuvants and delivery systems, resulting in safe products that are efficacious.

Our successful R&D efforts are then further developed into services we offer to clients.

To investigate the efficacy of vaccines, Intravacc performs immunological research to unravel the mechanisms of action of vaccine concepts. These immunological assays are used during preclinical and clinical stages.    

 

Our expertise includes

  • Immunology
  • Molecular biology
  • Animal models
  • Systems vaccinology
  • Adjuvants
  • Vaccine delivery

 

 

 

 

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Process Development

Process Development

Intravacc develops bacterial and viral vaccines from discovery to phase II clinical trials. We use our own advanced technologies, such as Vero cell line and the OMV platform.

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We can apply our long-standing and extensive experience in vaccine development to design rational and modelled processes together with our clients.

Using mathematical models we can safely scale from lab to commercial scale bioreactors.

 

Viral vaccine R&D

Focusing on the treatment or prevention of viral diseases such as Polio, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Enterovirus, Influenza, Rabies and Rotavirus. We have access to a qualified Vero cell line and specialized equipment to perform research for WHO, the Dutch Ministry of Health and collaborate with other parties.

 

Bacterial Vaccine R&D

Focusing on Conjugate vaccine technology (for vaccines for Hib and Shigella) and Outer Membrane Vescicles (OMV) technology (Pertussis, Meningococcal B, Lyme disease and Tuberculosis research)

 

 

Main features

  • Established cGMP Vero cell line
  • Technology platform suitable for highly purified inactivated and live-attenuated vaccines
  • OMV-based vaccine technology platform suitable for heterologous antigen expression
  • State-of-the-art production technologies (including single-use and re-usable equipment)
  • Highly qualified BSL-2 and GxP trained personnel
  • Experience in Design of Experiments (DoE), and multiparametric data analysis
  • High-throughput methods for both Up-stream and Down-stream processing
  • Animal Component Free and Chemically Defined processing as standard methods
  • Tested processes to assure process robustness and reproducibility
  • Full panel of analytical capabilities for in-process controls
  • Scalable processes from 2 mL to pilot-scale and commercial manufacturing scale
  • Experience in Technology Transfer of vaccine production processes
  • CMC consulting capacities

 

Check out our factsheets:

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Hib

Nonamen

OMVs

OMV Pertussis

RSV

Sabin IPV

Vero cells

 

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Assays

Assays

Intravacc offers assay development and vaccine characterization services. We specialise in immunoassays, molecular biology methods, physicochemical analyses, and biological assays.

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Assays to prove the quality of a new vaccine

The quality is a decisive factor in the development of new vaccines. Intravacc uses multiple instructive assays and innovative techniques to guarantee the quality of intermediates and finished product. Our tests focus on the composition, concentration, efficacy, purity, safety, stability and identity of the new vaccine candidate.

 

Immunoassays

  • ELISA (direct and capture assays for antibody titres in sera and antigen concentrations in vaccine formulations)
  • Multiplex Immunoassay (cytokines, antibody titres against multiple antigens, antigen concentrations in combination vaccines)
  • Biosensor analysis (epitope integrity, epitope mapping, affinity measurements, calibration free concentration analysis)
  • Immunoproteomics (identification of immunogenic proteins, B-cell epitopes and naturally processed T-cell epitopes by mass spectrometry)

 

Molecular biology methods

  • qPCR (quantification of viruses and bacteria by real time Polymerase Chain Reaction)
  • Deep sequencing (identity, sequence and genetic changes of viruses)

 

Physicochemical analyses

  • Mass spectrometry (identity, quantity, purity and chemical modifications of antigens, host cell proteins)
  • 2-D electrophoresis (antigen composition )
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy (conformation and aggregation of antigens)
  • Circular dichroism (secondary and tertiary structure of antigens)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (denaturation temperature of antigens)
  • particle analysis by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Field Flow Fractionation - Multiangle Laser Light Scattering (FFF-MALLS) 

 

Analytical techniques

  • HPLC (amino acid determination, residual phenol, monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, excipients)
  • GC (LPS analysis, phospholipids)
  • NMR (medium composition, metabolite analysis, chemical composition, impurities, excipients)

 

Biological assays

  • CCID50 (active virus titre)
  • Vero cell assay (residual toxin activity)

 

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Animal models

Animal models

Intravacc is one of the leading players in global 3R research (reduce, replace and refine animal experiments).

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We have developed several new methods, some of which were accepted by the European Pharmacopoeia.

In addition, we are a front runner in the development and distribution of a new paradigm in vaccine lot release testing, known as the consistency approach. To promote the implementation of this strategy, we participate in an IMI-funded European consortium on consistency testing.

 

Research focus:

  • Cell-based in vitro models, pysico-chemical techniques and immunochemical assays
  • Development of in-vitro assays
  • Transgenic mouse model for neurovirulence testing of OPV or Sabin-IPV lots

 

Achievements include:

  • Vero cell tests replacing the specific toxicity test in guinea pigs (diphtheria vaccine)
  • Serological tests replacing challenge procedures in potency testing (diphtheria and tetanus vaccine)
  • The use of human endpoints replacing lethal/severe clinical endpoints 

 

Check out our factsheet on our 3R research

 

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Pilot-scale production

Pilot-scale production

Intravacc is home to a GMP facility for production of vaccines on pilot scale. This includes a state-of-the-art 100 m2 C/BSL-2 cleanroom.

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Intravacc has years of experience in producing GMP batches for phase I and II clinical studies of viral and bacterial vaccines.

We have all the required equipment at our disposal for Upstream and Downstream Processing, including bioreactors of up to 100 liter.

This means we can offer a complete CTM production trajectory from seed lot production till released clinical batches.

 

Facilities

  • Fully adaptable cleanrooms
  • 100m2 class C/BSL-2 cleanroom for active processes
  • 25m2 class C cleanroom for inactive processes
  • Dedicated cleaning & sterilization department

 

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Clinical & Regulatory

Clinical & Regulatory

Our inhouse clinical and regulatory scientists form part of each project team that develops a new vaccine. They offer regulatory support right from the start.

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Innovative vaccines are mostly complex products for which there is often no clear regulatory guidance available. That is why our Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (RCA) team is involved in the development of these products right from the start.

By taking into consideration the regulatory restraints and requirements in an early phase of development, a lean transition to the next phase towards a marketed product can be made. 

Our team provides regulatory support in vaccine development projects through early involvement, assessment of potential regulatory requirements, preparation of risk assessments and by seeking informal or formal scientific advice with national competent authorities.

Support varies from the preparation of pharmaceutical, preclinical, and clinical development plans and reports, to the submission of relevant regulatory dossiers (IMPD/IND, CTA) to health authorities.

 

CMC activities

  • Raw materials assessment
  • Quality Target Product Profile-design, define product specifications
  • Gap analyses and risk assessments (e.g. Viral safety/TSE/Impurities/GMOs)
  • Design of program for stability testing
  • Comparability studies

Nonclinical

  • Pre-clinical evaluation of vaccine immunogenicity, efficacy
  • Coordination of non-clinical toxicology and safety studies
  • Non-clinical development plan

Clinical

  • Product Profile design
  • Clinical Development Pathway advise
  • Clinical study design
  • CRO selection and management

 

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Co-Development with partners

Co-Development with partners

We are always open to work closely together with academia, public health organizations (WHO, BMGF), and biotech and pharmaceutical companies. This way, we benefit from each other's strengths in developing and innovating vaccines.

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Are you looking for an experienced partner who can take your discovery to the next level of preclinical research?

Are you looking for a partner with GMP facilities, who can produce clinical lot material for your toxicity studies and phase I/II clinical trials?

Are you looking for a partner with a patent portfolio covering a variety of vaccine leads, novel vaccine technologies and adjuvants?

We are happy to discuss these and other possibilities for collaboration and co-development.

 

Vaccine concepts/technologies available for licensing

  • RSV
  • EV71
  • Pertussis
  • Alzheimer
  • LPS-mutants
  • Vero cells
  • MenB
  • Hib-conjugate vaccine

 

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About Intravacc

Intravacc is an experienced R&D organization with a proven track record in vaccinology of over 100 years. We have a wide range of expertise to independently develop vaccines from lead concept to clinical phase I/II studies as wel as our own product pipeline and patents.     

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  • a wide range of science-based, one-stop-shop solutions
  • state-of-the-art facilities on site
  • Bacterial and Viral vaccines
  • OMV technology
  • Vero cell platforms
  • Innovative vaccine design
  • 3R research

Check out our factsheet on Intravacc 

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FActsheet vaccine

Factsheets

News

Intravacc announces the establishment of ‘Intravacc B.V.’, preparing for its privatization

News | 01-02-2019

Intravacc today announced the establishment of Intravacc B.V. This is an important step in the anticipated privatization of Intravacc and the sale of its activities to a private party.

In May 2018, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport announced the start of the privatization process of the activities of Intravacc a leading organisation in the field of vaccines research & development. As the privatization is progressing, the buyer of Intravacc is expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2019.

Preparing for the privatization, Intravacc B.V., a private company with limited liability, was established today. Once the shares of Intravacc are sold to the selected buyer, Intravacc B.V. will become operational and all assets, staff, intellectual property and contracts & agreements will be transferred to the new entity. This ensures a smooth transition of the business and the knowledge base of Intravacc with no interruption in servicing current customers.

Intravacc and CDBIO sign a research and license agreement to further develop and commercialize a Meningococcal B vaccine

News | 28-12-2018

Intravacc and CDBIO today announced that they have signed a research and license agreement to further develop a vaccine against Meningococcal type B based on Intravacc’s proprietary Nonamen® vaccine technology.

Both parties will collaborate to tailor the Nonamen® concept for the Chinese market. Following the successful completion of this phase, CDBIO will receive a license to further develop and commercialize the vaccine.

Intravacc’s unique Nonamen® technology offers a broad panel of PorA proteins inserted in so called Outer membrane vesicles (OMV) expected to induce protection against the Meningococcal B (MenB) disease. Furthermore, the Nonamen® technology can be included in a Meningitis combination vaccine.

Under the agreement, both parties will collaborate to establish the development of an efficacious vaccine against prevalent Men B serotypes in China.

“We are very happy to partner with CDBIO and to be able to expand the global reach of our Nonamen technology. We trust this will help to prevent the occurrence of Men B in China considerably”, said Mr Nico Oudendijk, General Director of Intravacc.

 

Intravacc and BCHT enter into license agreement for production of a Hib conjugate vaccine

News | 12-11-2018

Intravacc and BCHT have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement for the development of a Hib conjugate vaccine within the People’s Republic of China.

Intravacc and Changchun BCHT Biotechnology Co today announced that they have entered into a non-exclusive license agreement towards the development ofa Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) Conjugate Vaccine within the People’s Republic of China. By combining their strengths, the two parties can together lower the incidence of this vaccine preventable disease in China.

Through this agreement, BCHT obtained Intravacc’s unique Hib conjugate technology to further develop, produce and sell the vaccine. The vaccine consists of a Hib polysaccharide (poly-ribosylribitol phosphate, PRP) coupled to tetanus toxoid that has shown to be effective in preventing the disease. The Intravacc Hib vaccine technology has already been used for the vaccination of 100s of millions of children.The license agreement between Intravacc and BCHT will now help to reduce the incidence of Hib in Chinese children.

Of the 6 types of H influenzae, type B is responsible for more than 90% of systemic infections. Hib can cause serious illness like acute lower respiratory tract infection and bacterial meningitis. In China, for children under age of 5 years old, the incidence of meningitis caused by Hib was reported in a survey about 10.7/100 000 annually; 9.7% of these cases were fatal, and 21.4% of survivors suffered from neurological or psychological problems. The agreement between Intravacc and BCHT will help to bring this number down considerably.

‘’It’s great to hear that the innovative work of our researchers at Intravacc will contribute to the prevention of Hib in China. We are proud to partner with BCHT to prevent this disease.” said Mr Nico Oudendijk, General Director of Intravacc.

Intravacc and TherapyX partner to develop world’s first prophylactic vaccine against Gonorrhea

News | 15-10-2018

Intravacc has entered into a strategic partnership with TherapyX for the co-development of the world’s first prophylactic vaccine to provide lasting, protective immunity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Intravacc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic partnership with TherapyX for the co-development of NGoXIMTM, the world’s first prophylactic vaccine against infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This new vaccine is intended to enhance specific adaptive immune responses that provide lasting, protective immunity against N. gonorrhoeae. NGoXIMTM is a combination of a sustained-release formulation of interleukin 12 (GneX12TM) and bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMV) formulated for mucosal delivery.

No effective gonorrhea vaccine is currently available and the disease is known to be acquired repeatedly with apparently no development of protective immunity from previous infection. The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae as one of the top three pathogens presenting “an immediate public health threat that requires urgent and aggressive action.” A recent WHO technical consultation on vaccines against sexually transmitted infections (2017) called for renewed efforts to develop a vaccine against gonorrhea. This partnership effort is a direct response to that call.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, TherapyX will focus efforts on IND-enabling efficacy and toxicology studies in primates while Intravacc will be responsible for the discovery and development of OMVs with improved immunogenic properties and reduced toxicity. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to partner with Intravacc” said Dr. Dominick L. Auci, Vice President for Research and Development at TherapyX. “They bring over 100 years of expertise in vaccines including novel OMV technology to this important project. We couldn’t be working with a more experienced, innovative and dedicated team”.

“We are delighted to be working with TherapyX” said Mr. Nico Oudendijk, General Director of Intravacc. “The IL-12 technology they bring into the project is key to develop an efficacious vaccine against this disease.”

 

Serum Institute of India and Intravacc to develop Bioneedles

News | 04-06-2018

  

New Delhi/Bilthoven, 29th May 2018: Life Sciences and Healthcare is a vital area of collaboration for India and the Netherlands.  Growing market opportunities in India, combined with the Netherlands’ strengths in Healthcare, create excellent opportunities for Indo-Dutch partnerships that address shared societal challenges with smart solutions. One of the key healthcare challenges that are being turned into Indo-Dutch collaborative solutions is vaccine delivery.

Serum Institute of India and Intravacc (part of the Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports) will jointly develop a novel delivery system for vaccines: Bioneedles. The Bioneedle, a tiny biodegradable mini implant, is a unique approach with ground breaking potential to transform vaccination campaigns, especially in low and middle income countries. The parties will develop Bioneedles for vaccines against measles and rubella. The Memorandum of Understanding confirming their collaboration was signed in the presence of Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Bruno Bruins, Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sports, Hans de Boer, CEO, Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers VNO-NCW, and H.E Alphonsus Stoelinga, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, during the Netherlands Trade Mission to India last week. The signatories were Dr Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India and Thijs Veerman, CEO, Intravacc.

“I am happy that this MoU was signed during The Netherlands Trade mission to India. The collaboration between SII and Intravacc is a good example of a cooperation in which companies from India and The Netherlands join forces to help improve health worldwide,” Bruno Bruins, Minister for Medical Care of The Netherlands was quoted as saying. 

 

Currently, vaccines are mostly administered through intramuscular or subcutaneous injection by needle and syringe. The use of needles however may cause pain and fear in vaccinated people, and  requires trained personnel, which is not always readily available in low and middle income countries.  Moreover, needle waste can be hazardous due to reuse and needle-stick injuries and, as a result, transmission of infectious diseases like hepatitis or HIV. To overcome these issues, numerous alternative vaccine administration devices and methods are currently being developed.

One of the most promising technologies in alternative vaccine delivery is a Bioneedle-based delivery device. “Vaccines play a critical role in public health globally- and for Intravacc, India is a vital market for partnerships in vaccine development. This project could potentially mark a major step towards vastly improved access to vaccines especially in low and middle income countries. We are very happy to be involved in such an innovative project with our Indian partner,” Thijs Veerman, CEO, Intravacc says.

Bioneedles are composed of a starch-like polymer, a product that is naturally degraded by the human body. The Bioneedle is administered by an implantation under the skin with an applicator. The Bioneedle matrix will degrade after implantation, which enables the release of the freeze dried vaccine. This reduces hazardous needle waste and results in a quick and pain-free delivery of the vaccine; it may even abolish the need for trained professionals to perform vaccinations – a huge benefit in developing countries where trained medical personnel is scarce. In addition, vaccines in Bioneedles are both freeze and heat stable and can be stored, transported and distributed outside any cold chain. Preclinical concepts of Bioneedles have been established with numerous vaccines, including tetanus, polio, influenza and hepatitis B. In all cases, Bioneedles filled with vaccine were able to induce potent systemic humoral immune responses against the respective antigen. Serum Institute of India and Intravacc will jointly develop Bioneedles for vaccines against Measles and Rubella. Intravacc will optimize the formulation of the vaccine and preparation of the Bioneedles and freeze drying process; Serum Institute of India will supply the MR vaccine. Both parties will search for a partner, preferably from India, for developing a suitable applicator device to administer the Bioneedles.
 

“We are now the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by number of doses produced. It is estimated that about 65% of the children in the world receive at least one vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute, saving millions of lives throughout the world,” says Dr Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India. With this project we continue to build a sustainable, long-term partnership with Intravacc in our effort to manufacture affordable life-saving vaccines .”

All together this is a unique approach with ground breaking potential to transform vaccination campaigns, especially in the low and middle income countries.

Dutch Ministry of Health announces privatization of Intravacc

News | 14-05-2018

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has announced the start of the privatization process of the activities of Intravacc. Collegium Advisors is to act as lead advisor and co-ordinator of the privatization process.

Bilthoven, May 8th, 2018 - The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (Ministerie van Volkgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport or MoH) has announced the start of the privatization process of the activities of Intravacc.

Intravacc (Institute for Translational Vaccinology) has a wide range of relevant expertise in independently developing vaccines from lead concept to clinical phase I/II studies, and has its own product pipeline and patents. Moreover, it provides and contracts R&D services to a range of public and private customers. During the last several decades, Intravacc has positioned itself as a global leader in the development of vaccines aiding in the eradication of Polio and has engaged in the research and development of bacterial and viral vaccines against, amongst others, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Shigella, Rotavirus, Hib and DTP.

Intravacc was originally formed to perform public tasks concerning research and development of new vaccines resulting from the ambitions and objectives set out by the Dutch State. The company’s aim is to develop safe, effective and affordable vaccine concepts in order to find sustainable solutions to improve public health worldwide. Intravacc is located in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, where it operates state-of-the-art R&D and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facilities for conducting vaccine research.

As a result of the increasing commercial focus of the organization and its close collaboration with the (global) pharmaceutical industry and Global Health parties such as the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MoH decided Intravacc would be better suited in a private setting. In June 2015, the Minster of MoH informed the Dutch House of Representatives on its intent to privatize Intravacc and, has now obtained all required political approval to commence the privatization process in order to secure a suitable prospective buyer.

Collegium Corporate Finance and Valuation Advisors has been appointed to act as lead advisor to the MoH during the privatization of Intravacc. Collegium will aim to inform potential prospective buyers about the timelines and structure of the privatization process. Any contact and all expressions of interest with regards to the privatization process should be expressed via Collegium (Intravacc@CollegiumAdvisors.com).

Contact details: Collegium Corporate Finance and Valuation Advisors,
Joachim Schulz, Managing Director, Tel: +31-10 203 7856.
Correspondence address: Westplein 11, 3016 BM Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

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Onderzoeksmedewerker (INT099)

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Onderzoeksmedewerker (INT099)

Intravacc is een toegepast wetenschappelijk onderzoekinstituut dat onderzoek doet naar nieuwe vaccins. Door Intravacc worden enerzijds veelbelovende ideeën uit de wetenschap beschermd en verder geholpen op het pad naar vaccins die waardevol zijn voor zowel de volksgezondheid als het bedrijfsleven. Anderzijds wordt door Intravacc de beschikbare kennis op het gebied van vaccinontwikkeling en -productie ingezet om R&D opdrachten voor klanten uit te voeren. Het instituut rekent zowel de (inter)nationale overheid als bedrijven, onder andere binnen de innovatieve farmaceutische industrie, tot haar klanten. In het komend jaar zal het instituut worden verzelfstandigd, dus volop in beweging.

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Onderzoeksmedewerker

36 uur per week

vacaturenummer INT099

 

Functie

Als onderzoeksmedewerker lever je een belangrijke bijdrage aan het formuleren en drogen van vaccins. Binnen de afdeling Analysis Delivery & Formulation wordt er onder andere gewerkt aan het stabiliseren van vaccins. Dat kan door stabiliserende excipients toe te voegen en/of door te drogen. Er is een ruim BSL-II laboratorium beschikbaar voor het uitvoeren van analyses, vriesdrogen en sproeidrogen.

 

Jouw kennis en expertise zul je inzetten bij het formuleren van vaccins in vloeibare en gedroogde vorm. Het kan zijn dat een adjuvant wordt toegevoegd om de werkzaamheid van het vaccin te verhogen dus kennis/ervaring omtrent adjuvantia is zeker gewenst. Binnen een formuleringsproject ga je zelfstandig aan de slag met afgebakende deelopdrachten. Je bent verantwoordelijk voor het schrijven en afstemmen van je plan, de praktische uitvoering, het documenteren van je onderzoeksresultaten en de eindrapportage.

 

Je gaat meehelpen aan het stabiliseren van vaccins en het ontwikkelen van Fill & Finish processtappen die nodig zijn om het vaccin onder GMP te kunnen produceren. Daartoe ga je aantonen dat de formulering robuust en optimaal is en dat het proces geschikt is voor GMP productie. Daar komt veel praktisch werk en ook veel schrijfwerk bij kijken. Via deze route zie je alle tussenliggende stappen van het stabiliseren van een vaccin tot en met het vrijgeven van een vaccin voor klinische gebruik.

 

 

Functie-eisen

  • Afgeronde opleiding (BSc of MSc) in de richting van life sciences, biochemie, of chemie
  • Relevante werkervaring van minimaal 3 jaar en minimaal in staat om zelfstandig deeltaken op te kunnen leveren via plan, praktische uitvoering en rapportage
  • Goed en gestructureerd kunnen presenteren van onderzoeksresultaten tijdens werkbesprekingen
  • Ruime ervaring op het gebied van het formuleren van vaccins in vloeibare vorm liefst in combinatie met adjuvantia
  • Ervaring op het gebied van vriesdrogen en/of sproeidrogen is een pré
  • Ervaring met het ontwikkelen van een Fill & finish proces ten behoeve van GMP productie en het opleveren van de bijbehorende documentatie is een pré
  • Hands-on ervaring met relevante technieken zoals bijvoorbeeld: ELISA, CCID50, DSC, DLS, FFF-MALS en IEF
  • Ervaring met design of experiments (DoE) is een pré
  • Ervaring met het werken in een BSL-II laboratorium is een pré
  • Flexibele werkhouding en goed in staat om zowel in teamverband als zelfstandig te kunnen werken
  • Goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift

 

Trefwoorden

Formuleren, vriesdrogen, excipients, vaccin, adjuvantia, GMP, BSL-II, Fill & Finish, procesontwikkeling

 

Aanbod

Het salaris is, afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring, (BBRA-schaal 9) op basis van een volledig dienstverband (36-urige werkweek), exclusief 8% vakantietoelage en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering. Je wordt aangesteld in tijdelijke dienst voor een periode van 12 maanden.

 

Informatie

Voor meer informatie kun je contact opnemen met dr. B. (Bernard) Metz, afdelingshoofd ADF (T: 030 7920 485)

 

Solliciteren

Wij ontvangen je sollicitatie bij voorkeur digitaal via personeelszaken@intravacc.nl.

 

Let op VWNW en interne kandidaten genieten de voorkeur.

 

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Assistant Scientist (Technician: Formulation development) (INT099)

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Assistant Scientist (Technician: Formulation development) (INT099)

Intravacc is an applied scientific research institute that develops new vaccines. At Intravacc new promising ideas are carried further down the path to mature into vaccine products that are valuable for public health and industry. Furthermore, Intravacc uses its vast knowledge on vaccine development in R&D projects for our customers. Our customers include (international) governments and companies in the innovative pharmaceutical industry. Intravacc will be privatized in the coming year.

Assistant Scientist (Technician: Formulation development)

36 hours per week

Vacancy number INT099

 

Are you looking for a challenging new position in a bio-pharmaceutical environment? This can be the perfect job for you!

 

As an assistant scientist you will perform day-to-day lab activities and execute formulation development experiments and analytical tasks. Formulation development work would require stabilization of liquid vaccines (by excipient addition) or by drying. Intravacc has a large BSL-II laboratory equipped with modern technology available at your disposal for performing vaccine stabilization, freeze drying, spray drying and wide variety of analytics. Knowledge/ experience of working with adjuvants and combination vaccines is highly desirable.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Performing laboratory activities according to planning with high quality
  • Data analysis, from raw data to graphs/tables and statistical analysis
  • Documenting results and delivering final reports
  • Supporting Fill & Finish tasks in accordance with GMP requirements for producing clinical trial material
  • Effective collaboration with technicians and scientists of different departments in multiple cross-functional project teams.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc (Completed) in the field of life sciences, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or chemistry
  • Relevant work experience of at least 3 years
  • Able to work independently in the lab, record results and report accordingly
  • Able to present research results in a structured manner during work discussions
  • Experienced in formulating vaccines in liquid form, preferably in combination with adjuvants
  • Hands-on experience with relevant techniques such as: ELISA, CCID50, DSC, DLS, FFF-MALS
  • Flexible work attitude and capable of working independently as well as in a team
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken), Dutch (advantage)  
  • Experience in the field of freeze drying and / or spray drying is an advantage
  • Experience in development of a Fill & finish process for GMP and relevant documentation is an advantage
  • Experience with working in a BSL-II laboratory is an advantage
  • Experience with design of experiments (DoE) is an advantage

 

Keywords

 

Formulation, freeze-drying, excipients, vaccine, adjuvants, GMP, BSL-II, Fill & Finish, process development.

 

Offer

Final salary is dependent on education and experience, (BBRA scale 9) based on a full time employment (36-hour working week), excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus. You will be employed on a temporary basis for a period of 12 months.

 

Information

For more information you can contact Dr. B. (Bernard) Metz, department head ADF (T: 030 7920 485)

 

Application

We prefer to receive your application digitally via Personeelszaken@intravacc.nl.

 

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