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UK-based biotechnology company, Stabilitech Biopharma, has received further funding from Innovate UK to develop its oral Zika virus vaccine so that it is first-in-human ready by 2020. Read more

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After being informed by BARDA that funding of Zika-related projects will be reduced, Sanofi has announced in a statement that it will ‘not continue the development of, or seek a licence for the Zika vaccine candidate at this time’. Read more

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Scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have developed a new mouse model that may help explore the potential activity of Zika virus vaccines and therapeutics. Read more

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Virologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that an experimental antiviral drug against hepatitis C slows down the development of Zika in mice. Read more

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A once abandoned drug could be used to fight Ebola, Zika and dengue viruses, according to scientists from Stanford University Read more

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The University of Manchester has been given £177,713 to fund the development of a Zika virus vaccine as part of an initiative to counter the disease Read more

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