China’s first mRNA coronavirus vaccine ready for final stage trials overseas

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China’s first domestically developed mRNA vaccine is ready to start its final stage trials overseas next month.The vaccine – which uses the same advanced revolutionary techniques as the drugs developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna – is at the end of phase 2 human trials and will start large-scale phase 3 trials next month, Ying Bo, founder and chief executive of Suzhou Abogen Biosciences, told China National Radio.

The vaccine, known as ARCoV, has been jointly developed by Abogen, the Academy of Military Science and Walvax Biotechnology.

SCMP report

** This post was originally published on April 14, 2021 **