Making an Ebola vaccine

A German company uses tobacco plants to produce antibodies for an Ebola vaccine.

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A laboratory technican of the company Icon Genetics prepares proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A Tobacco plant (Nicotiana benthamiana) is pictured in a laboratory of the company Icon Genetic in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • Klimyuk, COO of the company Icon Genetics inspects Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for drying in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • Klimyuk, COO of the company Icon Genetics, speaks during an interview in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A sign is placed on a greenhouse with Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) at the company Icon Genetic in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A Tobacco plant (Nicotiana benthamiana) is pictured in a laboratory of the company Icon Genetic in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A laboratory technican of the company Icon Genetics prepares proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • Klimyuk, COO of the company Icon Genetics, speaks during an interview in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • A sign of the company Icon Genetics is pictured in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters

  • Klimyuk, COO of the company Icon Genetics inspects Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) in a laboratory in Halle � Glenn Duda / Reuters