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A&M Could Help With Ebola Vaccine

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There isn't currently a vaccine for Ebola, but the center for innovation would be able to help in the process of developing one.

While the Ebola outbreak in getting worse in west Africa, the Texas A&M Health Science Center may be able to help with the development of a vaccine.

The Center for Innovation in Advanced Development & Manufacturing is one of three sites in the U.S. That can mass produce vaccines for any national or health security pandemic.
   
The vice president of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Gerald Parker says the world health organization believes it was ethical to use experimental vaccines in times like these.
   
Once those vaccines reach a certain point and have enough research backing them, the center can help make the vaccines.

"To bridge that valley of death in medical counter measures in development so that we can pull it out of the laboratory, do the hard work of advance development," said Parker. "So a vaccine can get into clinical trials, get licensed, and be used either as a licensed product or under some other emergency use authorization."

There isn't currently a vaccine for Ebola, but the center for innovation would be able to help in the process of developing one.