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UK closer to human problem trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines that infect volunteers – Republic World – Republic World

Preliminary work for trials, which aims to determine the efficacy of a vaccine candidate is being carried out by UK’s Open Orphan plc (ORPH) hVIVO.

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On October 15, the UK’s biotech agency announced that its “Human problem” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines could become a reality where volunteers are deliberately infected with SARS-CoV-2 as the pharmaceutical firm signed a contract with the UK’s government to procure the strains of the virus. Preliminary work for the trials, which aims to determine the efficacy of a vaccine candidate is being carried out by a unit of pharmaceutical service company Open Orphan plc (ORPH) hVIVO.
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