First COVID-19 Vaccine Test on Monkeys in China Turns Out Effective

  • May 09, 2020 AEST
  • Team Kalkine

Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd (NASDAQ:SVA) has developed a COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine was injected into rhesus macaques, and the first animal trial has proven very effective against SARS-CoV-2.

Animal study demonstrated that a purified inactivated COVID-19 vaccine candidate could develop novel coronavirus neutralizing antibodies in rats, mice, and non-human primates (rhesus macaques).

Moreover, clinical studies with vaccine candidate, including other COVID-19 vaccine candidates, are expected to begin later this year.


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