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The coronavirus pandemic, a vivid memory for many, halted the world and reshaped lives. Despite a return to normalcy, the threat of pandemics persists, with the H5N1 avian flu (bird flu) emerging as a potential danger. Health experts caution that a bird flu outbreak could be 100 times more severe than COVID-19.

Dyadic International Inc. (NASDAQ: DYAI), known for its protein development for animal and human vaccines and therapeutics, is at the forefront of this effort. Their proteins are used in diverse applications, including nutrition, food, and wellness. Promising data have emerged from their pre-clinical bird flu vaccine studies, Dyadic bird flu vaccine could be crucial in combating a potential outbreak in humans. Recently, the company’s COO Joe Hazelton Discussed the “Bird Flu” and Expansion into the “Future Of Foods” on “The Street Reports Podcast”  Listen to The Podcast Now!

In response to this looming threat, the U.S. government has initiated discussions with Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) regarding an avian flu vaccine. Other companies, such as Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX), BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX), and Dyadic International Inc (NASDAQ: DYAI), may also be involved.

Outbreaks naturally cause concern, prompting companies to find solutions. On May 22, Australia reported its first human bird flu case, followed by a second U.S. case involving a Michigan farm worker. This surge in cases has spurred the U.S. government to engage with Moderna for vaccine development. Dyadic International Inc (NASDAQ: DYAI) is a key player to watch, given its proactive approach and promising bird flu vaccine candidate developed in collaboration with ViroVax.

Dyadic’s H5 bird flu vaccine candidate, offers significant advantages in terms of lower costs and accelerated manufacturing. Pre-clinical animal data ViroVax showed high neutralizing antibodies for three distinct H5 viruses, indicating its potential use in both cattle and humans. Scalability and flexibility are strengths of the Dyadic vaccine candidate, positioning it as a dynamic solution for a global health crisis.

The C1 production platform used by Dyadic is sustainable and cost-effective compared to MRNA and other vaccine production processes. This makes Dyadic International a crucial player in addressing the bird flu threat and ensuring preparedness for a potential outbreak.