CEPI announces call for proposals to innovate vaccines

A yellow fever vaccine manufacturing facility at the Val de Reuil Sanofi Pasteur site in France. Photo by: Sanofi Pasteur / CC BY-NC-ND

WASHINGTON  — With a call for proposals on Tuesday, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations aims to shorten the usually long time it takes to develop vaccines for emerging diseases.

This call, open to a range of companies, foundations and research and development institutions, asks for ideas for “new approaches to vaccine development” that will “support the development of rapid response platforms for vaccine development, a core part of CEPI’s mission,” Richard Hatchett, the CEO of CEPI told Devex.

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