21st Century Health Challenges
Prevention of the rapid spread of infectious diseases is a key scientific challenge for our global community. Easily accessible global travel, deforestation, people living in close proximity to animals that have lost their natural habitats and climate change all contribute to the high risk of pandemics. Global pandemics and pathogens spreading into new geographical locations are no longer exclusive to the realm of science fiction. We have witnessed respiratory illness due to COVID-19 and H1N1 influenza rapidly spread across the globe while mosquito-borne tropical diseases such as dengue are expanding their geographical range. New vaccine approaches are required to meet newly emerging global needs and iCubed is well positioned to rapidly respond to the health challenges of the 21st century.