It was announced shortly before the holidays that Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, the director of vaccine delivery in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be heading up the new vaccine development unit at Takeda as of January this year.
Takeda will aim to focus their efforts towards expanding into pediatric vaccines on top of their established vaccines unit in Japan.
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I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rajeev on his new position and I am looking very much forward to meeting him in person at the 12th annual World Vaccine Congress Washington in April.
He will be our Chair for Day 1, which will focus on:
- Domestic and global Immunization initiatives
- The expanded role of NGO collaboration
- Supporting an industry response to new vaccine development
- Innovating a nation's vaccine system
For more information on the speakers and the full program, download the brochure here.
Don't forget to book your ticket before the 27th Jan, to take advantage of the best possible price. Book your place here.