The award of the agreement to the Proteins Sciences Company caused a degree of concern because the company was reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy and liquidation, with lenders claiming they were owed $11.7 million. Critics have questioned the government’s judgment in entrusting such vital study to a financially strapped company but officials say comprehensive financial audits of Protein Sciences were carried out prior to the grant was awarded.. Americans develop first swine flu vaccine It’s been reported in the usa that an American business has produced the first vaccine against influenza A H1N1 . The business based in Connecticut, Protein Sciences Corporation, earned a $35-million government contract to develop an influenza vaccine using insect cell technology and Proteins Sciences’s director Dan Adams says the initial batch around 100,000 dosages were produced the other day and the manufacture of the vaccine continues.This, subsequently, creates a chloride ion imbalance in the cell, which inhibits water transportation in and from the cell. In the lung area, this causes the mucus that lines the lung surface area to be thick and sticky. Breathing becomes quite difficult if the mucus isn’t loosened, by vigorous pounding on the chest frequently, and coughed out. Respiratory attacks are common, and lung failure results. The ion channel defect impacts digestion, resulting in nutritional insufficiency.