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EPO – Finalist for non-EU countries – Vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou

Ian Frazer, Jian Zhou (Australia and China)

Invention: Vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV)

The invention by Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou at the University of Queensland, Australia, changed preventative women’s health forever. Their progressive vaccine disrupts the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) – a sexually-transmitted virus infecting the skin and mucosal tissues – and cervical cancer.

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