Coronavirus: Canadian company announces COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Coronavirus: Canadian company announces COVID-19 vaccine candidate

A Canadian company says it has made a breakthrough in the , claiming to have developed a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that could begin human testing as early as this summer.

Quebec City-based Medicago said it has produced a virus-like particle of the novel coronavirus, a first step towards producing a vaccine, which will now undergo pre-clinical testing for safety and efficacy.

Medicago said it could begin human trials as soon as July or August if approved by Health Canada and other agencies.
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