SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor says the island’s largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
Officials said 30 scientists and students will participate in the five-year project that will take place in three stages, starting with molecular research and development.
Garcia said NIH will invest $1.1 million, while the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust with will provide $365,000 in matching funds to buy equipment.
The governor says the island has the necessary infrastructure for biotechnological projects and skilled local scientists.
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