The investment is part of CEPI
's third call for proposals, launched earlier this year with support from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.
Under the three-year deal with CEPI
, CureVac will use its mRNA platform to develop potential vaccines against Lassa Fever, Rabies and Yellow Fever.
"We cannot predict where or when Disease X will strike, but by developing these kinds of innovative vaccine technologies we can be ready for it," said Richard Hatchett, CEPI
's chief executive and a specialist in medical countermeasures.
The shared aim of Inovio and CEPI
is for the Lassa and MERS vaccines to be offered for emergency use as soon as possible.
will be looking to shorten the vaccine development period for such diseases.
However a rise in imports of paper has helped to trigger an increase in paper and board consumption of around 0.5% to 1%, CEPI
is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation representing the European pulp and paper industry.
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI
) sees the paper as a signal showing that the Commission is starting to take industrial competitiveness seriously.
(1) CEPF - Confederation of European Forest Owners, EUSTAFOR - European State Forest Association, CEPI
- The Confederation of European Paper Industries, CEI-Bois - European Confederation of Woodworking Industries, Copa-Cogeca - European Farmers and Agri-Cooperatives, ELO - European Landowners' Organisation, USSE - Union de Silvicultores del Sur de Europa, EFI - European Forest Institute, FERN - an NGO
However, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI
) takes a very positive approach.