Candidates: Multiple COVID-19 vaccines
Type: Vaccines based on company’s ADDomer® platform, a synthetic, self-assembling, nature-inspired virus-like particle (VLP)
Status: Imophoron stated April 7 that preclinical trials of its vaccine candidates will begin “within weeks.” The U.K. startup, based at the Unit DX Incubator in Bristol, said it is looking for partners to further the development of the COVID-19 candidates and the ADDomer rapid-response platform for vaccines to combat present and future infectious diseases. Imophoron cites as advantages of its approach the avoidance of induction of disease-enhancing antibody responses, ready manufacture and thermostability, avoiding the need for cold chain storage.
COVID-19: 200 Candidates and Counting
To navigate through the >200 potential therapeutic and vaccine options for COVID-19, GEN has grouped the candidates into four broad categories based on their developmental and (where applicable) clinical progress:
● FRONT RUNNER – the most promising therapeutics/vaccines based on clinical progress, favorable data or both.
● DEFINITELY MAYBE – earlier phases with promising partners, or more advanced candidates in development that have generated uneven data
● KEEPING AN EYE ON… – interesting technology, attracting notable partners, or both, but preliminary data.
● TOO SOON TO TELL – longshots pending additional experimental and/or clinical data.
GEN has also tagged the most common treatment types: