NIAID has placed a high priority on the development of safe and effective HIV vaccines for worldwide evaluation and use. The HIV-1 Vaccine Development Resources (VDR) contracts were designed to aid the preclinical development of promising vaccine candidates from the research laboratory to the clinic. As such, it offers an array of resources to facilitate development of a promising candidate into a testable product. Resources are available to accomplish three basic functions:
In the area of vaccine manufacturing, resources are currently available to produce trial vaccines within the following categories:
Specific vaccines to be produced may include concepts proposed by either industry or academic institutions. Investigators wishing to access these services may submit proposals following the guidelines found on the Division of AIDS Guidelines for Requesting Access to Animal Models, Vaccine Reagents and Vaccine Development Resources Web page or download the instructions for offline review.
Michael Pensiero, Ph.D.
Division of AIDS, Preclinical Research and Development Branch
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Last Updated November 02, 2008