"Novavax responded rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic to create an optimal vaccine candidate and quickly advance it into a Phase 1 clinical trial", said Stanley C. Erck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novavax.
On May 26, Australia's first human trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine begun in Melbourne, with 130 healthy patients between the ages of 18 and 59 involved in the program. Preliminary immunogenicity and safety results from the Phase 1 part of the trial are expected in July 2020, the company says.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed optimism over news that some clinical trials for the development of Covid-19 vaccine are showing early promising results.
American biotech company Novavax said on Monday (May 25) it's begun trials for a coronavirus vaccine in Australia.
The new initiative received off the bottom with an enormous $388 million-dollar funding from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation (CEPI) - its largest donation up to now - a public well being basis established by billionaire Bill Gates.
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The policy-making body in the government's coronavirus has tasked the Food and Drug Administration to help with the issuance of a permit for the conduct of clinical trials in the country.
The trials, which are being overseen by USA biotechnology company Novavax, will take place in Melbourne and Brisbane with 131 healthy adults aged between 18 and 59 years. In Russia, the Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has successfully tested their Covid-19 vaccine on monkeys and are set for trials on humans by mid-June.
The Ad5-Nov medication has moved to another phase of clinical trials. Still other candidate vaccines are more outdated, made from complete dead viruses.
How it works: "Novavax used genetic engineering to grow harmless copies of the coronavirus spike protein in giant vats of insect cells in a laboratory", AP reports. Further testing will then take place to make sure the vaccine does not have any adverse side effects, and that it's safe to give to the wider community.
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq:NVAX), is a late-stage biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases and address urgent, global health needs. Both vaccine candidates incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M™ adjuvant in order to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.