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Sheba Medical Center announced a partnership with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the new Sheba Pandemic Research Institute (SPRI).
Scientists will translate global infectious disease research into developing rapidly deployable clinical products to deal with future epidemics and pandemics.
“The establishment of the Pandemic Research Institute represents an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to prevent and control future epidemics and pandemics,” &mdash ; said Prof. Gili Regev-Yochai, director of the Pandemic Research Institute and Department of Infectious Diseases.
She said Israel, along with the United States, hopes that the discovery of pathogens and infectious diseases can lead to positive results in relation to that will not only improve but protect the lives of patients around the world.
SPRI will work directly with the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center in Maryland to focus its research on innovative methods for detecting new pathogens and predicting future virus and bacterial threats.
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