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UTMB-Novartis alliance receives $56 Million for pandemic drug development

UTMB-Novartis alliance receives $56 Million for pandemic drug development

The Galveston County Daily News, May 26, 2022

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded the partnership, the UTMB-Novartis Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness, a $56 million grant to establish one of nine Antiviral Drug Discovery Centers for Pathogens of Pandemic Concern. The center will operate in Galveston and be led by principal investigator Dr. Pei-Yong Shi, a renowned virologist who has been researching coronavirus and other pathogens at the medical branch since 2016. “This research is so important to the global community, not just to Galveston, and there are so many global benefits,” Shi said. Other news outlets reported this news, including Pharma Business InternationalHealth IT AnalyticsTrendeepro and Drugs Watch.