The Sclavo Vaccine Association (SVA) is a non-profit organization, involving 12 institutions from 6 countries, devoted to support vaccine research and development.
Based in Siena (Italy), where one of the first and most important centers in the world for vaccine vaccine development was started at the beginning of the 20th century by the visionary hygienist Achille Sclavo, the SVA is aimed at implementing an ambitious program for the development of next generation vaccines.
The sophisticated science behind the development of modern vaccines have become so complex that scientists and policy-makers need a new model for vaccine research. Today nobody can develop vaccines alone!
The overall aim of SVA is to advance the development of preventive and therapeutic vaccines, through the identification and application of novel technologies.
SVA also aims at enhancing European competitiveness in vaccine science by promoting innovation capabilities in the area of vaccines. Its activities are: