Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2021, 4:21 PM

More Vaccines in ‘Record Time’ Seen for $6.5 Billion Medical Lab

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

President Joe Biden’s plan to incubate breakthrough biomedical discoveries in a new entity within the National Institutes of Health could lead to one of the largest shakeups to the medical research agency in at least a decade.

The proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would embrace the public-private partnership approach that was used to develop Covid-19 vaccines in record time. Potential project ideas include a single shot to protect against the top 10 infectious diseases and an mRNA vaccine to shield against common cancers.

The White House is driving the plans for the $6.5 billion agency. It’s gaining momentum ...

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