Tobacco may speed vax production

As if in answer to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius' call last week for faster vaccine production, the Texas Plant-Expressed Vaccine Consortium has unveiled a proof-of-concept initiative for tobacco-based production. Project GreenVax will shoot for 100 million-dose/month capacity in a 145,000-square-foot facility that includes mobile cleanroom pods for specialized purification and lab equipment. Release