Canadian producer Medicago’s COVID-19 vaccine exhibiting sturdy efficacy |

Canadian manufacturer Medicago’s COVID-19 vaccine showing strong efficacy  |

2021-12-07 18:12:45

Whereas Canada nonetheless has a technique to go to rebuild its biomanufacturing sector, Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says it has rebounded past his preliminary expectations within the final a number of months.

On the outset of the pandemic, Canada’s lack of biomanufacturing functionality got here into sharp focus, and the incapacity to provide COVID-19 vaccines domestically brought about some main preliminary stumbles within the nation’s early vaccine rollout.

Champagne says his imaginative and prescient was to rebuild the sector based mostly on the completely different households of vaccines, in addition to enhance the capability for contract producers in Canada.

Canada’s $173 million funding in Medicago’s plant-based vaccine is prone to come to fruition earlier than the top of the yr, as the corporate declares medical outcomes that reveals 88 per cent efficacy in opposition to the Gamma variant and greater than 75 per cent efficacy in opposition to the Delta variant.

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Together with Medicago, a number of drug firms have introduced plans to provide their vaccine merchandise in Canada, together with Moderna, Sanofi, and Novavax, whereas Merck Canada introduced yesterday it plans to provide it’s COVID-19 antiviral therapy in Ontario.

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