NIH sponsored three influenza trials; India's BCG Vaccine Laboratory will swing back into action;

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> The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recognized Margarida Matsinhe with a $250,000 award for her work in developing new approaches to improve vaccine delivery logistics in Mozambique. Story

> The European Union will fund Project RAPSODI, an international consortium of 7 partners from leishmaniasis-endemic countries working toward developing a vaccine to thwart the disease. News

> Investissement Québec agreed to a three-year extension of a $15.3 million loan to Medicago, which will help Medicago develop plant-based VLP vaccines. Release

> NIH sponsored three clinical trials seeking to find more effective influenza treatments. More

> Vaximm reported positive top-line data from its first oral cancer vaccine trial. Release

And Finally... India's BCG Vaccine Laboratory, shut down nearly four years ago for not complying with current good manufacturing practices, will again launch into production of a tuberculosis vaccine after receiving final clearance from a regulatory agency. Report