Two Australian candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine

The “Oxford vaccine” is perhaps one of the most well known candidate for a successful COVID-19 vaccine. Although there may not be success, and if there is “success” it may still be many years until widespread application, there are two groups in Australia making great progress.

The University of Queensland has developed a “molecular clamp” model. Trials thus far in hamsters have shown a strong immune response. In South Australia the Finders University is working with a firm called Vaxine to produce a vaccination called Covax-19, which is looking to get to human trials soon.

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