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BBB-Minibrain: Evaluating Vaccine Safety

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, and Sanofi Pasteur have recently developed a novel alternative method to animal testing that can be used to verify the safety of vaccines such as yellow fever vaccine. This original approach is based on the development of an in the cellulo device using a 3-D culture model, the BBB-Minibrain, to evaluate the safety of live vaccines for human use.