ABPI response to UKHSA Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC) announcement
The UKHSA has announced the opening of its Vaccine Development and Evaluation Centre (VDEC).
Commenting on the opening, Janet Valentine, ABPI Executive Director, Innovation and Research Policy said:
“The COVID-19 pandemic taught us that through extraordinary interventions and public sacrifice we could slow down the spread of the virus, but not stop infection, and this came with huge economic and personal cost. But the most important lesson learnt is that the only way to beat a pandemic is by actively seeking and delivering new vaccines and treatments, the sooner, the better.
“This new research centre is an essential national asset, which in partnership with industry, strengthens the UK’s pandemic defences, and takes us closer to our shared 100 Days Mission target to beating any new virus or pathogen.”
Last modified: 20 September 2023
Last reviewed: 20 September 2023