Thursday
March 17
2016

PATH Opens New Vaccine Innovation Center With $11M From Gates Foundation

PATH, the Seattle-based global heath nonprofit, is opening a new Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access, funded initially through an $11 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Within its vaccine program, PATH focuses on getting children, particularly those living in low-resource or remote settings, access to vaccines. The new center, with operations primarily in PATH’s existing offices in Seattle and Washington, D.C., will take vaccines through all stages from development to delivery, including laboratory research, clinical trials, regulatory approval, storage, and transportation.

PATH’s goal with the initiative is to accelerate the development and distribution of vaccines to children in order to stop deaths from preventable diseases. PATH’s vaccines and immunizations have reached billions of people around the world to date.

Source: GeekWire (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, global health, health care, infectious diseases, vaccines