Over the course of the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to exploit preexisting inequities.

The vaccine research and development (R&D) ecosystem has yielded life-saving products for decades by leveraging innovation, collaboration, and partnership; but the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines illustrated that even more is possible when the right circumstances are in place to catalyze progress.

Vaccine Science and Policy Experts Call for Transformation of Vaccine R&D Enterprise

In a new report, “Powering Vaccine R&D: Opportunities for Transformation,” the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group uses lessons learned from the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines to explore opportunities to overhaul vaccine R&D practices to better prepare for the next pandemic, to make strides against diseases currently without vaccines, and to establish next-generation vaccines that offer meaningful improvements.