Global health R&D at work in Kansas
Researchers at the University of Kansas (KU) are working to develop a low-cost vaccine manufacturing platform for use in the world’s poorest nations. The researchers are collaborating with partners to standardize the development of new vaccines. Their goal is to create several vaccine candidates that cannot only be produced inexpensively but also remain stable to ensure their potency during storage, transport, and distribution. Affordable and reliable vaccines are a crucial element of disease prevention programs around the world. Delivered effectively, they can save lives and improve the health of entire populations. The KU team is also working on a needle-free vaccination method to be used with several currently available vaccines.