The Louisiana Vaccine Center was a first time exhibitor and attendee at the Twelfth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases in collaboration with the CDC, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research-FDA, Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland, Emory Vaccine Center, Foundation Mérieux, International Association of Biologicals, International Society of Vaccines, International Vaccine Institute, NIAID, NVI-Netherlands Vaccine Institute, Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute and the USDA.
The ACVR is the “largest scientific meeting devoted exclusively to research on vaccines and associated technologies for disease prevention and treatment.” The conference focuses on the areas of basic science, product development and clinical/field studies.
As one of sixteen exhibitors at the Twelfth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, the Center was able to display the expertise and facilities it has to offer alongside companies such as: Advanced Bioscience Laboratories, Inc., Covance Research Products, Inc., DynPort Vaccine Company LLC, FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and sanofi Pasteur.
The Louisiana Vaccine Center exhibited at this meeting to promote the development of biotech related research in the Greater New Orleans area. This provided an opportunity to display local efforts in vaccine research and development and the ability to network with biotech companies for potential commercial opportunities.
Dr. Alistair Ramsay, LVC Director, Steven Ceulemans, LVC Commercialization Coordinator and Lesley LeBlanc, LVC Associate for Research and Development participated in the Conference attending the conference presentations and symposiums.
The exhibition hall provided an excellent opportunity for all participants and other exhibitors to come by and visit the exhibit and learn more about the Louisiana Vaccine Center throughout the eight hours the hall was open during the conference.
The hall was especially busy during the conference reception and session breaks, providing ample opportunity to network with many of the conference attendees. A number of interesting conversations were initiated focused on identifying shared compatible interests between conference attendants and LVC.