The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases.
This competition aims to support the preclinical development of vaccines against 12 diseases. The UK Vaccine Network has identified these diseases as a priority as they have the potential to cause epidemics in low and middle-income countries.
The competition has 2 stages:
stage 1: exploring the scientific, technical and commercial feasibility of candidate vaccines and vaccine technologies. We expect projects to last for up to 12 months.
stage 2: carrying out late stage preclinical and early clinical work, based on the results of stage 1. We expect projects to last for up to 24 months.