A new UK-funded project, the Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub, is trying a new model that will include a faster process for finding and testing vaccines alongside localized pop-up factories that can get large supplies of vaccines to people within weeks of a threat having been identified.
Vaccine development is a complex process. It involves both public and private partners and requires that a variety of funding issues be considered.
Researchers have created a prototype oral flu vaccine, which unlike standard inoculations does not need to be stored in a fridge or freezer.
While there is a need for Lassa fever virus and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) vaccines, there isn’t enough of a commercial market to induce pharmaceutical companies to develop them.
The synthetic technology breakthrough points to safer vaccines.
This new approach to vacccines could help curtail hospitalizations due to influenza infection.
The Imperial College London center will aim to speed up development of vaccines.
Vaccines world 2017 will create a forum to improve knowledge translation to identify, discuss and troubleshoot the current vaccine and immunology related issues across a range of disciplines and tracks.
Scientists hijacked the tobacco plant's metabolism to turn the leaves into polio-vaccine factories.
The University of Plymouth has launched a spin out company to address new vaccines for diseases which spread from animals to humans.