With expansive Covid-19 clinical plan in full gear, Oxford team reports positive animal data on adenovirus-based vaccine
A few days after the first UK volunteers were dosed with a Covid-19 vaccine developed at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, the team said a crucial animal study has come back positive.
The preliminary results, first reported by the New York Times, mark the second positive experiment of a vaccine candidate involving rhesus macaque monkeys disclosed in recent days. China’s Sinovac posted promising data with its inactivated virus vaccine candidate on a preprint server last Monday. Notably, US biotech Moderna skipped the animal trials altogether before jumping into human trials, with the promise to run those studies in parallel.
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