Technology Transfer and Technical Assistance
Supporting Developing Country Partners
Underpinning our vaccine discovery, development and delivery activities is capacity-building. To promote vaccine sustainability in developing countries, we conduct various capacity-building activities that range from technology transfer to technical assistance to financial support.
Some of our major capacity-building initiatives include:
Technology transfers for the oral cholera vaccine
We transferred production technology for the cholera vaccine to manufacturers in Korea, India, Vietnam and Bangladesh and have been providing our support and expertise for product development of the vaccine.
Technology transfers for the typhoid conjugate vaccine
Likewise, we transferred production technology for the typhoid vaccine to manufacturers in Korea, Indonesia, and Bangladesh and are providing our support and expertise for product development of the vaccine.
North Korea Program
We refurbished a reference laboratory at the Academy of Medical Sciences in Pyongyang and trained their scientists in lab diagnostics for Japanese encephalitis (JE) and Hib as part of efforts to introduce JE and Hib vaccines in North Korea.
Establishment of an immune-monitoring lab in Kolkata, India
With India’s National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) and support from the Swedish government, we established a lab in the urban slums of Kolkata for vaccine evaluation studies. The lab, recognized by WHO-TDR, also serves as a training ground for Indian scientists in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP).