Made-in-Ottawa vaccine could help in global fight against COVID-19, including new variants

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Made-in-Ottawa vaccine could help in global fight against COVID-19, including new variants

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world, a vaccine developed and manufactured at The Ottawa Hospital could provide a unique approach to help control the pandemic. Unlike the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved by the World Health Organization, this new vaccine, dubbed TOH-Vac1, replicates inside the body’s cells.

New results published in Molecular Therapy show that a single dose of TOH-Vac1 generates a powerful, multi-pronged immune response in mice and monkeys. It is also safe, inexpensive, easy to manufacture, store and transport, and can be programmed to protect against multiple variants....

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