The Vaccine Technology unit focuses on a variety of technological initiatives and applied research which enhance and promote improved systems and practices for vaccine safety.
- Needle-free Injection Technology: Vaccines and other drugs can be administered through the skin without needles.
- Vaccine Identification Standards Initiative (VISI): Provided guidelines and resources for vaccine packaging, labeling, and recording to enhance the safety of vaccination and the accuracy and convenience of transferring vaccine-identifying information into medical records and immunization registries.
- Vaccine Formulary Selection Algorithm: Vaccine purchasers can use this prototype operations research tool to select the lowest-overall-cost formulary that will satisfy the recommended childhood immunization schedule. It competes existing and proposed monovalent and combination vaccines on distinguishing features as incentives for product innovation. Visit http://www.vaccineselection.com for more information.
Vaccine Development Information from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
AIDS Vaccine Development News from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
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