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Hilleman Labs to partner future vaccine manufacturing hub

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hilleman Laboratories, a joint- venture between pharma MSD and Wellcome Trust, today said it has partnered a new future manufacturing hub led by Imperial College,

Department for has granted GBP 10 million funding for the hub that will be managed by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), it said in a statement.

The hub has been established to increase immunisation coverage across the globe and improve the response to disease outbreaks through the rapid and cost-effective deployment of vaccines, it added.

"As a partner in manufacturing research projects, we are truly hoping that the new manufacturing hub will increase immunisation coverage around the globe and respond to disease outbreaks with safe and cost-effective vaccines," said.

It will allow to invest in innovation more effectively to explore high-quality vaccines and technologies, he added.

"The hub will collaborate with the Developing Countries Manufacturing Network on manufacturing projects in India, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and China," the company said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 15:45 IST