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Australian company to begin 1st human trial of COVID-19 vaccine

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  • Published
    22nd Apr, 2020

An Australian company has called out for volunteers in the country’s first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, expected to take place in coming weeks.

  • An Australian company has called out for volunteers in the country’s first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, expected to take place in coming weeks.
  • Clinical Research Company Nucleus Network revealed that it would test the effectiveness and safety of a Recombinant Spike Protein Nanoparticle vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, developed by US based biotechnology company Novavax, reports Xinhua news agency.
  • It would take roughly 12-18 months from now before the vaccine could be released to the public.
  • There was absolutely no chance that the volunteers could be infected with the disease by taking part.
  • The World Health Organization estimated at least 20 other COVID-19 candidate vaccines are in development around the world.
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