Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates

Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates

As of February 23, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration had not approved any preventive or therapeutic vaccine for human coronaviruses. The best-known coronaviruses (CoV) are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), and a new novel coronavirus now known as SARS-CoV-2, which cause the COVID-19 disease.

  • A realtime listing of coronavirus vaccine candidates conducting human clinical trials and companies announcing their intentions to develop a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine can be found at Precision Vaccinations.com

On February 15, 2020, the CDC announced it had grown the COVID-19 virus in cell culture, which is necessary for further studies, including for additional genetic characterization. The cell-grown virus was sent to NIH’s BEI Resources Repositoryexternal icon for use by the broad scientific community.

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