Bring on the pasta: Vaccine for celiac disease in the works

Bring on the pasta: Vaccine for celiac disease in the works

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Good news for Celiac sufferers: a new vaccine in the works could allow you to eat all the pasta you want.

A company called ImmusanT got $40 million to develop the experimental vaccine Nexvax2.

According to Beyond Celiac, the vaccine is a form of immunotherapy that uses the body’s own immune system to treat celiac disease.

The drug is designed to build up a patient’s gluten tolerance over time through multiple injections.

It is unclear when the vaccine would be ready for use.

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