Sepsis is the leading cause of death in young children worldwide, ahead of pediatric cancer. Those who survive sepsis are often left with life-changing problems.
Between 1900 and 2020, global average life expectancy increased from 32 to 72 years. However, against this backdrop of health improvement over the past century, we have also seen new pathogens arise more frequently, leading to deadly local outbreaks, regional epidemics, and global pandemics.
Releasing a vaccine to the public where it can make a positive impact on public health and individual lives is a complex process. Quality control testing is critical at every stage, from initial development to full-scale production, to make sure vaccines are as safe as possible.