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Canada Announces Additional Funding For CEPI As Coalition Looks To Test ‘Vaccine Platform’ For Multiple Pathogens

Homeland Preparedness News: Canada to donate additional CA$10 mil to CEPI for anti-epidemic efforts
“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed another 10 million Canadian dollars for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) [last] week, in an effort to bolster the development of vaccines. The announcement was made following the recent G20 summit and supports that body’s efforts on global health. It builds on the initial CA$4 million provided after the coalition was founded in 2017…” (Galford, 12/6).

Reuters: Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
“A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg, and rabies. The deal, between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and a team of scientists at Britain’s Imperial College London is aimed at progressing a ‘vaccine platform’ which uses synthetic self-amplifying RNA (saRNA)…” (Kelland, 12/9).

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