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Inovio Says Its Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Early-stage Trial

2020-06-30 14:36:55.733 | view 40 | share : |

WASHINGTON June 30 (Reuters) - Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday its experimental coronavirus vaccine induced immune responses in healthy volunteers and was shown to be safe in an early-stage trial.

Based on preliminary data, the drug developer said 34 of the 36 volunteers showed overall immunological response rates and most of the side-effects were redness at the site of the shot.

Inovio said the vaccine would undergo trials in a separate study as part of the Trump administration's "Operation Warp Speed" program.

Inovio's vaccine is among the dozens of candidates being tested in human trial against the coronavirus.