Moderna headquarter, Cambridge biotech making efforts to develop coronavirus vaccine shows positive early results from its first human safety tests Monday.
According to moderna a small group of participants who received the vaccine developed antibodies at a level similar to those who have recovered from COVID-19.
Eight people in the initial Phase 1 study given 25 micrograms and 100 micrograms of the mRNA-1273 vaccine produced antibodies “at or above levels” seen in recovered patients. When tested on mice, it “provided full protection against viral replication in the lungs.”
If future studies go well, the company’s vaccine could be available to the public as early as January, Dr. Tal Zaks, Moderna’s chief medical officer, told CNN.
“This is absolutely good news and news that we think many have been waiting for for quite some time,” Zaks said.
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