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Translational vaccine R&D


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Vaccine R&D Infrastructure


01 May 2017 to 30 April 2023


European Vaccine Initiative


European Union


10.6 Mio Euro (+4 Mio for COVID-19 activities)


European Vaccine Research and Development Infrastructure

TRANSVAC2 is the follow-up project to its successful predecessor project TRANSVAC, the European Network of Vaccine Research and Development funded under FP7. The TRANSVAC2 consortium comprises a comprehensive collection of leading European institutions that propose to further advance with the previous initiative towards the establishment of a fully operational and sustainable European vaccine R&D infrastructure. TRANSVAC2 will support innovation for both prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine development based on a disease-overarching and one-health approach, thereby optimising the knowledge and expertise gained during the development of both human and animal vaccines. This will be achieved by bridging the translational gap in biomedical research, and by supporting cooperation between public vaccine R&D institutions of excellence, related initiatives and networks in Europe, and industrial partners. TRANSVAC2 will complement and integrate with existing European research infrastructures in both the public and private sectors. TRANSVAC2 will function as leverage and innovation catalyst between all stakeholders involved in vaccine R&D in Europe and -by providing integrated and overarching vaccine R&D services- will contribute to the development of effective products to address European and global health challenges, to controlling the burden and spread of infectious diseases, and reinforce the economic assets represented by vaccine developers in Europe.
The impact of TRANSVAC2 will be maximised by two external advisory bodies. An independent Scientific & Ethics Advisory Committee will provide recommendations surrounding scientific-technical and ethical issues, whereas the coordination of TRANSVAC2 with other related initiatives and the further promotion of the long-term stability of a European vaccine R&D infrastructure will be supported by a Board of Stakeholders comprising representatives of policy and decision makers, industry associations and European infrastructures.



BIOASTER - Fondation de Cooperation Scientifique (France); Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) (Netherlands); Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (France); Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA/IDMIT) (France); ETH Zürich (Switzerland); European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) (France); European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (EATRIS) (Netherlands); , European Vaccine Initiative (EVI) (Germany); Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) (Germany); GenIbet Biopharmaceuticals, S.A. (Portugal); Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) (Germany); Institut national de la Recherche agronomique (INRA) (France); Institute for Translational Vaccinology (ITV) – Intravacc, (Netherlands); Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (iBET) (Portugal); Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) (Spain); Instruct Academic Services Limited (UK); Leiden University (Netherlands); Leiden University Medical Center, Dept. Infectious Diseases (LUMC) (Netherlands); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK); Public Health England (PHE) (UK); Sclavo Vaccine Association (SVA) (Italy); Statens Serum Institut (SSI) (Denmark); The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) (UK); University of Oxford (UOXF) (UK); University of Siena (UNISI) (Italy); Vaccine Formulation Institute (VFI) (UK); Wageningen University & Research (SWR) (Netherlands).

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730964.

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