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CEPI, Austrian Biotech Company Themis Sign Agreement To Develop Vaccines For MERS, Lassa Fever

STAT: Global health coalition inks agreement to develop vaccines for MERS, Lassa fever
“…In a major step, that organization known as CEPI — the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations — said this week that it has awarded its first contract, an agreement with an Austrian biotech company to develop vaccines to protect against Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, and Lassa fever. Themis Bioscience, of Vienna, could receive up to $37.5 million to develop and manufacture the vaccines. The privately held company already has Zika and chikungunya virus vaccines in its development pipeline…” (Branswell, 3/6).

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