Next-generation influenza vaccines
The strategic goals of the EU-funded INCENTIVE project are to advance knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of poor responsiveness to influenza vaccines (IVs) and to develop two next-generation universal IVs. This is a partnership between Indian, European and US groups that address the global health and economic challenge posed by influenza infections. The objectives include: performing comprehensive profiling of responders and non-responders to licensed IVs in infants, children, adults and elderly in phase IV trials in Europe and India to identify the mechanisms of vaccine responsiveness; advancing the development of two next-generation vaccines by providing a proof-of-concept for vaccine efficacy in non-human primates for an antigen presenting cell-targeted nucleic acid vaccine and developing a computationally-optimized vaccine up to phase II clinical trials and vaccine efficacy in a controlled human challenge; identifying predictive biomarkers of responsiveness to vaccination for new diagnostics; implementing technology transfer; and performing a health systems and investment analysis.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
- /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/influenza
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Funding SchemeRIA - Research and Innovation action