Nanoparticle vaccine candidate for COVID-19 shows promise in preclinical studies

Written by The Nanomed Zone, Celeste Brady (Future Science Group)

Researchers from Chungbuk National University (Cheongju, Republic of Korea) and the Cleveland Clinic’s Global Center for Human Health & Pathogen Research (OH, USA) have developed a potential vaccine candidate for COVID-19 using nanotechnology, with studies suggesting the vaccine candidate may be thermostable. The research was published in mBio, with results showing the vaccine produced potent neutralizing antibodies in preclinical models. A current challenge faced by many vaccines is the requirement for strict temperature control until the vaccine is administered, therefore a thermostable vaccine would avoid certain logistical challenges during transport and storage. Jae Jung (Cleveland Clinic), Director of the Global...

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