Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Pandemic Vaccine Engineering

PostedApril 7, 2006

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Randy Atkins:  If bird flu takes hold in humans, scientists must quickly find the mutant virus responsible.  Dr. Chris Joneckis, of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, says then we'll need lots of vaccine quickly and engineers…

Chris Joneckis:  …to take a look at some of these challenges and see how they can apply their various skills and expertise to accelerate manufacturing.

Randy Atkins:  So engineers will gather with medical researchers at a unique meeting in Ohio this week.  Topics include ways engineering techniques from other industries might be useful, and vaccine production innovations.

Chris Joneckis:  A lot of it is also applying newer technologies that are coming on board.

Randy Atkins:  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.