Sustainable Squalene Replacement Needed for Pharma

February 12th, 2019|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Feb. 12, 2019: IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) is pleased to announce a $4.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) to discover [...]

IDRI Therapeutic Vaccine for TB to Enter Clinical Trial

February 10th, 2019|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Feb. 4, 2019: A clinical trial testing two new therapeutic vaccines, one developed by IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute) and another by Archivel Farma, was given the green light to proceed at the inaugural meeting [...]

Observe World Leprosy Day for a Different Reason

January 25th, 2019|Blog|

Despite the successes of multidrug therapy for improved treatment of patients and the advancement of chemoprophylactic regimen to contain infection in earlier stages within asymptomatic infected individuals, transmission of M. leprae – the bacterium that causes leprosy - continues and [...]

Temperature-Stable Experimental Tuberculosis Vaccine Enters Clinical Testing

January 23rd, 2019|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Jan. 23, 2019: Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate. The trial is being conducted at the Saint Louis University [...]

IDRI Expands Board of Directors with PwC Partner

December 19th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Dec. 19, 2018: Gerry McDougall, a Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Sciences Practice who serves as the company’s Global Health Science Practice Leader, has joined the Board of Directors of IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute). [...]

Can New Drugs Be Tested with Computers? Team Explores Possibility for TB Drugs

December 17th, 2018|Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle | Dec. 17, 2018: IDRI is partner in a European Union-funded consortium that is focused on demonstrating how advanced computer modelling and simulation can be used to reduce the costs of the clinical trials to test [...]

Need a Gift for Your Favorite Geek?

December 10th, 2018|Blog|

Yikes! The holiday season is upon us and so is the pressure to find that perfect gift for the geek on your list. Once again, IDRI scientists have stepped into the fray to help fill your list with great suggestions. [...]

Pioneering Women Offer Great Reads

November 21st, 2018|Blog|

The global health community in Washington state is filled with women who serve in all sorts of roles – from leading companies to leading labs to leading the administrative services that support research. There is a particular group of women, the [...]

Merck Fellows Help IDRI Learn New Skills

October 30th, 2018|Blog|

I am sitting in Heathrow airport waiting for my next flight to Cape Town (another work trip). The last time I made the journey to South Africa, I was on my way to meet three fellows joining us from Merck [...]

TB Vaccine Success Underscores Need to Continue Development

September 27th, 2018|Blog|

Scientists at IDRI played an early role in a new TB vaccine, developed by GSK,  that showed promising results in a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The patent application for the vaccine lists our own Rhea Coler [...]

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