UTRECHT and BILTHOVEN, Netherlands, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, the EU-sponsored Vaccines andInfecTious diseases in the Ageing popuLation (VITAL) project was launched. VITAL will address – in a public-private consortium – the challenges of infections in the elderly and the potential of infection prevention by vaccination.
Within the VITAL project, which will run from 2019-2023, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht will be the managing entity and scientific lead. The € 12.4 million project is sponsored by the European Union’s Innovative Medicines Initiative(IMI) with a grant of € 5.5 million which will be matched by grants in total of € 6.9 million from the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA). The consortium academic leader is prof. dr. Debbie van Baarle, professor of Immunology of Vaccinations at UMC Utrecht and Head of the Department of Immune Mechanisms at the Centre for Immunology of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines at the National Institute of Health and the Environment(RIVM) in the Netherlands.
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