Candidate: Vaccine targeting COVID-19

Category: RNA, VAX

Type: mRNA vaccine targeting SARS-CoV-2

Status: Chinese news website reported February 10 that the mRNA vaccine being developed by Stermirna Therapeutics and Shanghai East Hospital of Tongji University had begun testing on animals, following approval on an urgent basis in January. Li Hangwen, CEO of Stermirna Therapeutics, told Xinhua in January that no more than 40 days will be needed to manufacture a vaccine sample.

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: