Candidate: Vaccine against COVID-19
Type: Oral vaccine for adults and children based on existing vaccine against avian coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV)
Status: Chen Katz, PhD, research team leader with the Institute, told The Times of Israel on March 10 that the vaccine is on track to start months of clinical testing in “a few weeks.” Migal generated headlines February 27 by announcing “a scientific breakthrough” and expressing as its goal: “achieve safety approval in 90 days.” The Institute later clarified the breakthrough as its adapting for COVID-19 a convertible vaccine it spent four years researching with support from Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Agriculture.
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: