Towards a global vaccination approach against multi-resistant Staphylococcus aureus targeting the cellular, humoral and innate arms of the immune system

MRSA-VAC est accrédité par Lyonbiopôle

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Global budget: 2 971 k€

Public funding: 987 k€

Public funders: ANR, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Call for projects: ANR (ANR2011 - BLANC)

Year start: 2011

Completed project

Accredited by the French competitiveness cluster Lyonbiopôle

Strategic business area: Medical Technologies

Application fields: Infectious diseases

Technological approaches / Keywords: Immunotherapy, Innovative formulation

Stage of development at the beginning of the project: Basic research


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections represent a major Public Heath issue with important impacting socio-economical consequences. Despite all the efforts engaged, all the candidate vaccines or Abs for passive immunotherapy that have reached phase III clinical trials have failed to demonstrate statistically significant clinical benefit. There is therefore a desperate need for novel immunotherapeutic approaches and for a deeper understanding of the immunity to SA. Our project’s aim is to develop innovative immune interventions against SA and nosocomial infections.


- To develop a novel anti-SA vaccinal strategy susceptible to confer a quick and efficient humoral protection against MRSA by targeting protein anti-SA vaccinal Ag to the thymus-independent arm of the humoral response. - To explore the immunogenicity of SA-infected cells and their recognition by different effectors of innate and adaptive cellular immunity to pave the way for an anti-SA cellular vaccine. Our ultimate goal is to boost cellular immunity against intracellular SA.

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  What we propose here is a disruptive concept of vaccination using recombinant proteins and targeting them to the T cell-independent arm of the humoral immune response by the means of antigenic particulates. The interest of our strategy extends beyond the scope of immunotherapeutics of nosocomial infections. It offers the possibility to bypass T cells and as such could be exploited for induction of protective responses in T cell immuno-compromised subjects (HIV or grafted patients for example).

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