SPOTLIGHT: Gates backs new vaccine technology

PATH is using a $39 million grant from the Gates Foundation to help developing countries identify ways to manufacture and stockpile vaccines that could be used to defend their populations against an influenza pandemic. Developed countries have already spent millions of dollars stockpiling hundreds of millions of doses of flu vaccine. But PATH notes that developing countries are likely to be left to their own devices in the event of a pandemic. The Gates moneys will go to public and private vaccine development partnerships. Report