RiVax is a ricin toxin
vaccine, under development by Soligenix, and originally invented at the University of Texas Southwestern.
is a potential bioterror threat due to its highly lethal toxicity in small doses, ease of manufacture, and ability to be aerosolized.
MAbs to ricin have been described that protect mice against a lethal challenge with ricin toxin
(He was jabbed with an infected umbrella tip while waiting for a bus in London.) In 1995, Douglas Baker and Leroy Wheeler of the so-called Minnesota Patriots Council produced ricin toxin
from a castor-bean-based recipe and planned to use it to assassinate government officials.
* Category B - Brucellosis, Q fever, ricin toxin
from castor beans, Glanders, epsilon toxin of Clostridium perfringens, and enterotoxin B of Staphylococcus)
Besides the ricin toxin
, there's another compelling reason why this crop has fallen out of favor with U.S.
February 1997 Advocated assassination of government officials and allegedly investigated toxins March 1992 Plotted to assassinate law enforcement officials using ricin toxin
. April 1990-March 1995 Unsuccessfully tried to use botulinum toxin and anthrax, causing no casualities.
M2 PHARMA-July 13, 2018-European, Canadian Patents Issued for Thermostable Ricin Toxin
Vaccine from Soligenix
Soligenix announced that it has received notice of allowance for European and Canadian patent applications further extending protection around ThermoVax including coverage of the company's ricin toxin