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AMED to Allocate 6.2 Billion Yen to BIKEN’s COVID-19 Vaccine Project: CiCLE Program

June 25, 2020
The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) will put up 6.2 billion yen to support the development of a novel coronavirus vaccine by Osaka University's Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (BIKEN). Funding will be provided through AMED's Cyclic…

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