Candidate: Vaccine

Category: VAX

Type: Peresonalized vaccines using technology originally developed against cancer

Status: Helix will use the personalized vaccine technology it created over two years against cancer to fight COVID-19, co-founder and CEO Hannu Rajaniemi told The Wall Street Journal in a report updated March 15. Also last month, the company received an investment of undisclosed size from Sam Altman, advisor to Y Combinator and president of the Silicon Valley accelerator from 2014–2019.

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:


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