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Coronavirus: Funding for vaccine development

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Public Health England (PHE) scientists are playing a critical role in international efforts to find the vaccine, having been awarded $500,000 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to bolster the international response. The funding comes as the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) funds PHE to evaluate vaccines in their pipeline vaccine that are destined for clinical trials as early as April 2020. The UK government has previously announced £20million of funding for vaccine development, awarded to CEPI, who will award significant further funding to support PHE’s work.
 
Professor Miles Carroll, deputy director, National Infection Service, Public Health England, said: “Public Health England is uniquely positioned to support and drive the country’s hunt for a coronavirus vaccine – using tried and tested methods for the rapid development of interventions for emerging diseases.

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