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PREPARE activated to Mode 2 in response to novel Coronavirus cases in Europe

Entered on 06-02-2020

Antwerp, Belgium – 6 February 2020 On 30th January 2020, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of 2019-nCoV a public health emergency of international concern. In his statement, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and cooperation to accelerate preparations and to advance knowledge on the virus and its im... read more

PRESS RELEASE - European response to outbreak with novel Coronavirus in China

Entered on 22-01-2020

Antwerp, Belgium – 21 January 2020.  On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) China office was informed of patients infected with pneumonia of unknown aetiology in Wuhan, China. Evidence suggested that the initial cluster of cases was related to exposure in a seafood market in Wuhan (closed 1 January 2020). In the three weeks since that not... read more

University of Antwerp, bioMérieux, and Wellcome Trust to coordinate VALUE-Dx, a European Public-Private Partnership to fight antimicrobial resistance through diagnostics

Entered on 10-04-2019

Antwerp (Belgium), London (UK), Marcy l’Etoile (France) – April 1, 2019 - The University of Antwerp, bioMérieux and Wellcome Trust today announced the launch of VALUE-Dx, the first Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) project initiated by six in vitro diagnostic companies who join forces with 20 non-industry partners to combat antimicrobial resista... read more


Entered on 08-10-2018

Challenges arise for epidemic preparedness as event in Brussels brought together stakeholders from different disciplines and global regions Brussels, 24 September 2018 - The Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness, GloPID-R, and the Platform foR European Preparedness Against (Re)emerging Epidemics, PREPARE, co-organised “Reaching O... read more

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