The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has partnered with a consortium of research and technological institutions to fund the development of a novel vaccine to provide protection against COVID-19, as well other SARS-like Betacoronaviruses.
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A clinical trial to study a MERS vaccine has demonstrated success, say researchers, suggesting their technology could be repurposed to halt the spread of COVID-19.
The CEPI has announced three respective projects with Inovio, the University of Queensland and Moderna, to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, nCoV-2019.