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An innovative approach to accelerating global TB vaccine development
Recently, Tuberculosis published the article The TB vaccine development pathway – An innovative approach to accelerating global TB vaccine development. The publication emphasizes the importance of a diverse TB vaccine pipeline to address TB-specific challenges in vaccine development. Individual vaccine candidates must be advanced rationally and the global pipeline must be managed in a more responsive and resource-efficient way, especially in the current constrained funding environment. The TB Vaccine Development Pathway has been developed to provide information and guidance for TB vaccine development from discovery to implementation. The Pathway is underpinned by generic and TB vaccine-specific guidelines, regulatory frameworks, and best practice, and was compiled by a multi-disciplinary team of scientific and technical experts with the input of the TB vaccine community. The Pathway is a unique tool to guide and accelerate the development of TB vaccine candidates and may be useful for other vaccine development fields. Free open access article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tube.2020.102040
Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines Committed to TB Vaccine R&D Community
6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines in Toulouse postponed to 2020. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Working Group on New TB Vaccines has announced that a Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be convened in April 2021 and the 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines in Toulouse, France will be postponed to 22 - 24 February 2022. Click here for the full statement on COVID-19. The virtual Global Forum will focus specifically on the theme of “Advancing TB Vaccine in the time of COVID-19”. It will provide an overview of the state of the field and recent progress in TB vaccine R&D against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic; and convene researchers, developers, funders and other stakeholders remotely to discuss opportunities and challenges for TB vaccine R&D in these unprecedented times. More details about the Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be available shortly on their website. Click here for information about the 6th Global Forum on TB Vaccines.