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The Inovio vaccine
A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate has entered phase 1 clinical human trials, after the FDA (the US’ Food and Drug Administration) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug programme.
The Inovio vaccine candidate has several important partners and collaborators, most notably – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who have provided noteworthy support to the project
Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19
The Information Centers form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to stay healthy and support their family and community.
Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy
This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Investor Day presentation.