25 October 10.00-16.30
The Future Vaccine Manufacturing Hub Launch Event.
This is the second EPSRC Vaccine Manufacturing Hub to be launch with funding from the Department of Health and Social Care. Vaccines are the most successfully public health initiative of the 20th century. Today, vaccine supply and affordability are the two key issues that limit our ability to eradicate disease, reach immunisation goals, and respond to epidemics. Many vaccines use 50-60 year old manufacturing processes that have resulted in supply interruptions in the UK and internationally. This Vaccine Hub will create tools and novel manufacturing technologies that will modernise vaccine manufacturing processes that were established in the last century, such that these life-saving medicines are available to all, irrespective of economic circumstance. This launch will: Provide an overview of the Vaccine Hub Introduce its research themes Announce new funding calls Explain how other academics, SMEs and companies can get involved This event will be of interest to all academic and industry partners concerned with the discovery, development and manufacture of vaccines.