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01 Breakthrough

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Pre-clinical COVID-19 vaccine trials

We’ve started pre-clinical trials for two vaccine candidates. Vaccines generally take 10-15 years to develop. But researchers like us are hoping to streamline this process. We’re working as part of a global alliance to speed up the vaccine development and have one ready within 12-18 months.

02 Research

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Resilience in disaster

We like to think we’re resilient but knowing what that looks like at a time of unprecedented challenge takes more than national pride – it takes good science.

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Tracing COVID-19 source

If it came from a bat, it may have gone through another animal and then to humans allowing the virus to mutate.

03 Discoveries

Electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virions with visible coronae

04 People

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Coronavirus and food

We spoke with our resident food microbiology expert Cathy Moir about food and coronavirus. We get the low down.

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Business challenges during COVID-19

We're continuing to deliver innovative science and technology for our business customers and partners. Find out how we can support you now and in the future.

05 Participate

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Isolation reads

We’ve put together a list of our top books, articles and reports to get you through self-isolation. Book it in.

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Cybersecurity in a pandemic

What do you need to consider when preparing your workforce to work from home? Our data experts explain.


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