With more than 75 members the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development (SCVD) incorporates the expertise of more than 100 cutting-edge research programs. The faculty and staff of the SCVD strive to create, perfect, and promote the most effective and safest disease prevention strategies.
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In this effort, the center carries on the proud tradition of medical research and discovery that has been a hallmark of UTMB since its inception.
The SCVD combines the expertise of basic scientists in many areas, including virologists, bacteriologists, parasitologists, materials scientists and immunologists, and physician-scientists who undertake clinical research and regulatory scientists with experience necessary to prepare a candidate vaccine for progression into the testing and evaluation pipeline.
As one of the most comprehensive university-based vaccine development centers in the US, the SCVD participates in four out of the five components (excluding manufacturing) of the vaccine development pathway:
- Basic & Discovery Research
- Vaccines for infectious diseases, including chronic diseases
- Biothreat agents, BSL2-4
- Pre/Nonclinical Development
- Animal models of infectious diseases
- Regulated studies and quality systems
- Clinical Research and Trials
- Phase I-IV vaccine clinical trials
- Federal and Pharma studies
- Policy and vaccine acceptance research
- Public and healthcare provider education
Visit website: www.utmb.edu/scvd