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Sanofi seeks US govt funding in race to develop vaccine for Zika

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Sanofi is joining the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to develop a Zika vaccine candidate using an inactivated version of the virus while it evaluates its own technology.

London

SANOFI is seeking funding from the US government to help develop a Zika vaccine as the mosquito-borne virus spreads across the globe.

The French drugmaker expects to make an announcement soon on the government's decision, Jon Heinrichs, head of Sanofi's Zika research and