Many opportunities exist for collaboration between the lifesaving research of VGTI Florida researchers and the clinical trials conducted by doctors at Martin Health System.
We welcome Robert's wide ranging health law background and his wealth of experience to the VGTI Florida Board of Directors," said Jay Nelson, Ph.
The VGTI researchers tested their vaccine candidate in rhesus macaque monkeys at the Oregon National Primate Research Center using a monkey form of HIV called Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV).
The VGTI team has been working for over ten years on its vaccine candidate, which is unique in using Cytomegalovirus (CMV) as the transport system used to introduce the vaccine into the body.
Schinazi will inspire the VGTI Florida community and serve as an example of effective translational research.
Schinazi is bringing his impressive array of experience to VGTI Florida," said Jay Nelson, Ph.
Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, current scientific director for VGTI
Florida, a former scientist at the University of Montreal, as saying.
Cancer is an important area of research focus for VGTI
Florida, and Dr.
Florida is an independent non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization located in the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St.
Catherine will work closely with VGTI
Florida leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic approach including growing the intellectual property portfolio, commercializing therapeutic discoveries, and developing an innovation center, based on the institute's technology, for new entities and emerging companies wishing to co-locate and utilize the core facilities and expertise available at the Tradition Center for Innovation.
Florida is the borrower, pledging the acquired land and the to-be-built building as security.
Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, scientific director of VGTI
Florida, a professor at the University of Montreal and researcher at the Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center.