A Halifax based biotech company has been successful in destroying huge cancer tumors in mice with their new vaccine technology. The company called ImmunoVaccine Technologies is soon expected to start Phase I clinical trials of its technology on human beings. In 2005 the company was voted as the most promising early stage biotech company in Canada. The vaccine technology developed by the company triggers a rapid immune response which enhances the effectiveness of existing vaccines. This technology can also be put to use for fighting infectious diseases and as of now is being used commercially in the field of veterinary medicine. Mr. Lowe said: These mice, within 14 days, became totally healthy – all tumours removed. We kept the mice for a year. We re-injected them with cancer antigens and no new cancers formed, and these mice had huge tumours and were really sick.