Scientists from Australia won the race to develop a vaccine against the dreaded Corona Virus.
The team from the University of Queensland said they have successfully developed a vaccine, after getting to work as part of the global Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations rapid response programme, just before 3 weeks. The vaccine synthesized in a very small amount will move immediately into further development before formal preclinical testing, the University of Queensland said.
The University said they used the “molecular clamp” technology to engineer a vaccine candidate that could be more readily recognised by the immune system, triggering a protective immune response. The same technology was used to produce vaccines for some of the deadliest viruses including Ebola, Nipah and MERS.