UWO may operate Canada's first HIV vaccine facility

November 13, 2008

The University of Western Ontario is one of 4 organizations short-listed to build Canada's first HIV vaccine manufacturing facility. UWO and the other contenders have until March 25, 2009 to submit their bid. The $88-million facility will be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Canadian government. UWO announced Wednesday that an HIV vaccine developed by a university researcher has been manufactured in the US and is ready for human trials. Western News | London Free Press | CanWest News Service