The legislation, according to its sponsors, would add Zika virus to the FDA’s Priority Review Voucher Program, which encourages the development of treatments for neglected tropical diseases.
“The Zika virus poses a serious national public health threat, and Georgia, along with other Southeastern states, is in the firing line for potential outbreaks,” said Sen.Isakson. “With its rapid rise of outbreaks in the United States now nearing 200 cases, we need to take action. I encourage the House to act swiftly and pass this bill to help encourage the development of vaccines and treatments for the Zika virus.”
You can learn more about industry's efforts centered on Zika in this online exclusive as well as in the April issue of Happi.