Announcements

Announcements

 

Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group [to 7 Sep2019]
https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/frontiers-group/news-press/
News
No new digest content identified.

 

BMGF – Gates Foundation [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Media-Center/Press-Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.gatesmri.org/
The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute is a non-profit biotech organization. Our mission is to develop products to fight malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases—three major causes of mortality, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. The world has unprecedented scientific tools at its disposal; now is the time to use them to save the lives of the world’s poorest people
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CARB-X [to 7 Sep2019]
https://carb-x.org/
CARB-X is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating antibacterial research to tackle the global rising threat of drug-resistant bacteria.
09.03.2019  |
CARB-X Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointment of Erin Duffy as Chief of Research and Development (R&D)
CARB-X, a global partnership led by Boston University, today announced the appointment of Erin Duffy, PhD, as Chief of Research and Development (R&D). Dr. Duffy will be responsible for the delivery of CARB-X’s global portfolio objectives through her leadership of the R&D alliance teams and the management and governance of CARB-X’s portfolio and funding cycles. Dr. Duffy will join CARB-X’s senior executive team and also sit on CARB-X’s governing body, the Joint Oversight Committee (JOC).

09.03.2019  |
CARB-X funds SutroVax to develop a new vaccine to prevent Group A Streptococcal infections
CARB-X, a global partnership led by Boston University, is awarding SutroVax of Foster City, California, USA, up to $1.64 million in non-dilutive funding with the possibility of $13.4 million more if certain project milestones are met, to develop an innovative vaccine to prevent Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections in developing countries and in the developed world.

 

CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 7 Sep2019]
http://cepi.net/
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Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) [to 7 Sep2019]
https://clintonhealthaccess.org/about/
News & Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

EDCTP [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.edctp.org/
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials
Latest news
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Emory Vaccine Center [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/
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European Medicines Agency [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/
News and press releases
News: Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 2-5 September 2019
PRAC, Last updated: 06/09/2019

 

European Vaccine Initiative [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.euvaccine.eu/news-events
Latest news
EVI Annual Report 2018
04 September 2019
We invite you to read more about how we advanced the development of urgently needed vaccines and other activites we undertook…

First call for expression of interest for the SENET Expert Groups
03 September 2019
Join the SENET project´s Group Meetings and have a say within the health research and innovation landscape between the EU and…

 

FDA [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/default.htm
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Fondation Merieux [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.fondation-merieux.org/
September 5, 2019 – Laos
The Center of Infectiology Lao Christophe Mérieux, first laboratory in Laos to obtain accreditation for two ISO standards
The Center of Infectiology Lao Christophe Mérieux in Vientiane, Laos, receives accreditation for ISO 15189:2012 and ISO 15190:2003 standards for HIV viral load testing.

 

Gavi [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.gavi.org/
Latest news
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GHIT Fund [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.ghitfund.org/newsroom/press
GHIT was set up in 2012 with the aim of developing new tools to tackle infectious diseases that devastate the world’s poorest people. Other funders include six Japanese pharmaceutical
No new digest content identified.

 

Global Fund [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/news/
News
India Makes Strong Commitment to Global Fund
03 September 2019
NEW DELHI – The Government of India today announced an increased commitment of US$22 million to the Global Fund for the next three years, highlighting India’s leadership in global efforts to end AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics and to build stronger health systems…

News
Global Fund Joins Last Mile Health and Co-Impact to Boost Investment in Community Health Workers
03 September 2019

Updates
Focus On Private Sector Partnerships
02 September 2019
… Our new publication series, Focus On Private Sector Partnerships, highlights the contributions of companies from diverse sectors to step up the fight to end AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030…

 

Hilleman Laboratories [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.hillemanlabs.org/
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Human Vaccines Project [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.humanvaccinesproject.org/media/press-releases/
Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

IAVI [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.iavi.org/newsroom
No new digest content identified.

 

 

International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA)
http://www.icmra.info/drupal/en/news
Statements and Press Releases
No new digest content identified.

 

 

IFFIm
http://www.iffim.org/library/news/press-releases/
No new digest content identified.

 

IFRC [to 7 Sep2019]
http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/news/press-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Announcements
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IVAC [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/index.html
Updates
No new digest content identified.

 

IVI [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.ivi.int/
Selected IVI News & Announcements
No new digest content identified.

 

JEE Alliance [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.jeealliance.org/
Selected News and Events
No new digest content identified.

 

MSF/Médecins Sans Frontières [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.msf.org/
Selected News; Project Updates, Reports
Antibiotic resistance
Treating resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade
Project Update 2 Sep 2019

 

NIH [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases
Selected News Releases
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination
September 6, 2019 — Researchers tracked the study participants’ immune response to flu vaccines and the diversity and abundance of the organisms in their gut microbiomes.

 

PATH [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.path.org/media-center/
September 4, 2019 by PATH
Private-sector engagement in Vietnam’s HIV response: Leveraging strategic partnerships and innovation to end AIDS by 2030
The Ministry of Health and USAID/PATH Healthy Markets host workshop entitled Private-Sector Engagement in Vietnam’s HIV Response to discuss progress, key enablers, and challenges; and to define direction for the “Ending AIDS by 2030” Strategy

 

ProMED [Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases] [to 7 Sep2019]
International Society for Infectious Diseases
https://www.promedmail.org/announcements/
Selected Announcements/Posts
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Sabin Vaccine Institute [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.sabin.org/updates/pressreleases
No new digest content identified.

 

UNAIDS [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.unaids.org/en
Selected Press Releases/Reports/Statements
No new digest content identified.

 

UNICEF [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.unicef.org/media/press-releases
Selected Statements, Press Releases, Reports
Press release
Children return to school in Ebola-affected regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
KINSHASA/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 September 2019—Schools have reopened for an estimated two million children living in communities affected by the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
“Ebola has had a devastating and disruptive impact on families and communities here,” said UNICEF Representative in the DRC Edouard Beigbeder. “Ensuring that these children have access to safe, protective and welcoming schools is key to helping them regain normalcy and continue their learning.”
There are 6,509 primary and secondary schools in Ebola-affected areas of Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu Provinces – 3,800 of them are in high-risk areas.  Most have reopened for the new school term…

 

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) [to 7 Sep2019]
https://vaccineacceptance.org/news.html#header1-2r
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Vaccine Confidence Project [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
Posted on 1 Sep, 2019
Article of the week
Excellent perspectives on vaccine safety and strategies to engage publics – HL Key Actions To Promote Vaccine Acceptance By Walter A. Orenstein, MD, associate director at Emory Vaccine Center and professor of medicine, pediatrics, and global health at Emory University.

 

Vaccine Education Center – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center
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Wellcome Trust [to 7 Sep2019]
https://wellcome.ac.uk/news
Opinion | 5 September 2019
Trust, identity and health in a changing world

Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture and Society, Wellcome
What does it mean to be human? A new permanent gallery at Wellcome Collection opens today to explore what being human means in the 21st century. The artworks and objects reflect our changing relationships with ourselves, each other and the world.

 

The Wistar Institute [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.wistar.org/news/press-releases
Press Release Sep. 6, 2019
Role of Cancer Protein ARID1A at the Intersection of Genome Stability and Tumor Suppression
Inactivation of ARID1A results in loss of telomere cohesion and selects against gross chromosome alterations, preserving genomic stability in ARID1A-mutated cancers.

 

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/2019/
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ARM [Alliance for Regenerative Medicine] [to 7 Sep2019]
https://alliancerm.org/press-releases/
Press Releases
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine Releases Statement of Principles on Genome Editing
WaSHINGTON, D.C. – August 27, 2019
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the international advocacy organization representing the cell and gene therapy and broader regenerative medicine sector, today released a Therapeutic Developers’ Statement of Principles, setting forth a bioethical framework for the use of gene editing in therapeutic applications.
The statement, developed by ARM’s Gene Editing Task Force and signed by 13 therapeutic developers using gene editing technologies, specifies five key principles for the ethical use of gene editing and genetic modification. This technology, in which DNA is inserted, replaced, removed, or modified at particular locations in the human genome, has the potential to provide a durable or curative effect for patients suffering from a wide variety of serious or potentially fatal genetic disorders. The Statement of Principles has been developed to provide a public perspective from industry on the use these technologies…

 

BIO [to 7 Sep2019]
https://www.bio.org/insights/press-release
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DCVMN – Developing Country Vaccine Manufacturers Network [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.dcvmn.org/
Events
DCVMN 20th Annual General Meeting
21 October 2019 to 23 October 2019
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

 

IFPMA [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.ifpma.org/resources/news-releases/
Selected Press Releases, Statements, Publications
Statements
IFPMA calls for regulatory convergence to speed up development of much needed vaccines
30 August 2019
[See Milestones/Perspectives above for full text]

 

PhRMA [to 7 Sep2019]
http://www.phrma.org/
Selected Press Releases, Statements
[Website not responding at inquiry]