Potential COVID-19 vaccine from China shows promise in animal tests

Potential COVID-19 vaccine from China shows promise in animal tests

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-10 16:51

BEIJING: A potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Chinese researchers showed promise in trials in monkeys, triggering antibodies and raising no safety issues, researchers said, and a human trial with more than 1,000 participants is under way.

The vaccine candidate, called BBIBP-CorV, induced high-level neutralising antibodies that can block the virus from infecting cells in monkeys, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, researchers said in a paper published in online by the medical journal Cell on Saturday (Jun 6).

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