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<COUGH>We recieve money from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but, absolutely did not use it for this...
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"The Pirbright Institute is aware that misinformation regarding the Institute and its research is circulating on social media following an outbreak of a new (novel) coronavirus that infects humans in Wuhan, China. These are the facts regarding our coronavirus research and funding."
"The Pirbright Institute carries out research onÂ infectious bronchitis virusÂ (IBV), a coronavirus that infects poultry, and porcine deltacoronavirus that infects pigs. Pirbright doesÂ notÂ currently work with human coronaviruses. More information on our coronavirus livestock research can be found on our website."
"The Institute holds Patent no. 10130701 which covers the development of an attenuated (weakened) form of the coronavirus that could potentially be used as a vaccine to prevent respiratory diseases in birds and other animals. Many vaccines are made in this way, from flu to polio. We have not yet developed an IBV vaccine, but research is ongoing."
"The Institute is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation (BBSRC UKRI) and also receives funding from many other organisations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The patented work wasÂ not funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More information onÂ The Livestock Antibody HubÂ which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is available on our website."