Recently, in June, 2023 Norway-based Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has expanded the scale and geographical footprint of its epidemic and pandemic vaccine testing laboratory network.
- CEPI has announced that an additional five members based in Africa and India have joined its Centralised Laboratory Network (CLN).
- CLN consists of 15 partner facilities in 13 countries and aims to test vaccines for use during pandemics and epidemic disease outbreaks.
- The CEPI-funded network aims to identify promising vaccine candidates rapidly and accurately.
- New members of the CLN from India the Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) from Pune is the new entrant in the list.