2020 saw a major addition to our priorities as the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic struck our nation and the world.
The Team at VIC rapidly pivoted during a couple of crucial weeks in March to address clear unmet medical needs for new diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. Most importantly, we leveraged our ongoing Department of Defense funded rapid vaccine development platform, VaxCelerate, to target the coronavirus. To this end we partnered with a new biotechnology company, Voltron Therapeutics Inc., to take our new COVID-19 vaccine, called HaloVax, from bench to bedside on an accelerated timeline.
MedRXiv, June 20, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.19.20135723
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