U of A virologist David Evans (right) and research associate Ryan Noyce are teaming up with U.S.-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals to develop and test a vaccine against COVID-19, targeting the “spike” protein the coronavirus uses to enter cells and cause infection. (Photo: Melissa Fabrizio)

U of A researchers and Tonix Pharmaceuticals race to develop and test candidate vaccines for COVID-19

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Partnerships like this one can dramatically accelerate efforts to move research from lab to community, says virologist.

University of Alberta researchers launched a joint effort with U.S.-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals to develop and test a vaccine against COVID-19.

The researchers hope their unique delivery method for the vaccine—synthetic vaccinia and horsepox viruses—will prove more effective than others being tested around the world….

https://www.folio.ca/u-of-a-researchers-and-tonix-pharmaceuticals-race-to-develop-and-test-candidate-vaccines-for-covid-19/

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