Another coronavirus vaccine is starting clinical trials in the US

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  • German biopharmaceutical company BioNTech partnered with Pfizer on the development of an mRNA vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
  • Their product reached the clinical phase trial stage, with Phase 1/2 testing already underway in Germany and the US.
  • The first American volunteers will soon enroll in the trial, and the two companies say they may be able to manufacture hundreds of millions of doses next year, assuming the drug works.
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115 teams were working on COVID-19 vaccine candidates as of mid-April, according to Bill Gates, and some of those drugs have already reached human trials. Just last week, we learned of a company from German that started trials on an mRNA vaccine. BioNTech’s BNT162 is the compound in question, and the company partnered with pharmaceutical Pfizer to expand testing and manufacturing.

The two parties on Tuesday announced that the Phase 1/2 trial of BNT162 will start in the US as well. Assuming the drug can generate the desired immune response preventing infection with the novel coronavirus, millions of doses of the vaccine might be ready for emergency use this year, and hundreds of millions of doses could be mass-produced in 2021.

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