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Public-Private Partnerships Formed To Develop Zika Vaccine Candidates

Reuters: France’s Sanofi partners U.S. Army to speed up Zika vaccine
“French drugmaker Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research and development deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus…” (Blamont/Hirschler, 7/6).

Wall Street Journal: Brazilian Researchers Join With U.S. in Hunt for Zika Vaccine
“A leading Brazilian biomedical research center is teaming up with the U.S. and the World Health Organization in the latest effort to develop a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The Butantan Institute here has said it would partner with a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop the new vaccine for the virus…” (Johnson/Jelmayer, 7/5).

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