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Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and Army Medical University Jointly Develop Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccine
2020.02.23

Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and Army Medical University Jointly Develop Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Vaccine


On February 12, 2020, Olymvax Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and the Army Military Medical University signed the joint development agreement on the “development of a new genetically engineered recombinant vaccine for COVID-19". The two parties will conduct research on the COVID-19 vaccine in their joint laboratory.


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The research and development team under Professor Zou Quanming at the Army Military Medical University is responsible for the screening of immunogenic epitopes of the coronavirus, and constructing a vector to express immunogenic proteins. Pilot production of candidate protein antigens, quality studies and pharmacodynamic studies on animals will be completed by Olymvax’s R & D team.


By now, the research team has completed the construction of genetically engineered bacteria of key pathogenic protein antigens, ready to do animal experiments. At the same time, Olymvax is building a new workshop to satisfy the production. It is expected to complete the validation and will put into use in May.

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Confronted with the serious epidemic, the development of a proventive vaccine is very urgent. The two parties will integrate their advantages, accelerate the development of the new coronavirus vaccine, hoping to get the vaccine launched as soon as possible.