Leipzig University researchers in Germany are creating a «vaccine library” so that future scientists can access and quickly design new jabs when faced with an outbreak of a novel pathogen with pandemic potential. The technology analyzes the genetic structures of pathogens from high-risk viral families and identifies crucial viral protein targets for vaccine development.
The researchers aim to store vaccine blueprints in a virtual library, which can be accessed and adapted during outbreaks to manufacture candidates for clinical trials within 100 days.
This initiative, supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), aims to streamline the development of vaccines against unknown pathogens, known as «Disease X.» The creation of a global vaccine library is seen as a crucial step in preparing for future pandemics.
Article written by Samuel Lovett,