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SCIENCE STUDIO: Synthetic Vaccines

Left, Dr. Keith Pannell; Center, Professor Manuel Elkin Patarroyo; Right, Professor Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo
Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo from the National University of Colombia, (Bogota, Colombia) created the first synthetic vaccine.  

Typically vaccines are  a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease however Professor Patarroyo has found a way to create the active ingredients in a vaccine synthetically creating the first synthetic vaccine that is effective against malaria. http://latinamericanscience.org/2014/06/an-interview-with-colombian-malaria-researcher-manuel-e-patarroyo/  Aired May 21, 2017