06 May The Race to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine
Join us for an online lunchtime lecture with Chairman of Stabilitech, Wayne Channon, a Sussex-based biotech company, on their development of a thermally stable, orally delivered COVID-19 vaccine.
Their proposal is currently being presented by the new Vaccines Taskforce for funding by the NIHR. While it’s been hard to compete with the Oxford and Imperial brands, Stabilitech believe that they have a better candidate and has support from MPs and members of the Lords as well as garnering publicity (see CNBC and Bloomberg reports).
From funding challenges (seeking £6m through phase 1 clinical trials), securing government endorsement (needed to produce target 67m vaccine doses for Q4) and logistical difficulties (storing and shipping vaccines around the world at -80℃), Wayne will share his fascinating experiences as part of the team developing the world’s most sought-after vaccine.
DATE: Wednesday 06 May 2020
TIME: 1.15 – 2.00pm