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Canada's Medicago begins late-stage study of COVID-19 vaccine

Canada's Medicago begins late-stage study of COVID-19 vaccine

· 03/16/2021 07:00
Canada's Medicago begins late-stage study of COVID-19 vaccine

- Canadian drug developer Medicago said on Tuesday it had started a late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine combined with a booster from GlaxoSmithKline GSK.L.

The study plans to eventually enroll 30,000 participants and initially focus on healthy adults, followed by adults over the age of 65 and those with co-morbidities.

Medicago, which has Canada's most advanced COVID-19 vaccine project under development, expects to report results from a mid-stage trial of the vaccine in April.

The Medicago vaccine uses a technology known as virus-like particles, which mimics the structure of the coronavirus, but contain no genetic material from it.


(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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