Candidate: Vaccine to protect against COVID-19
Type: Vaccine based on signal peptide technology identified by Vaxil’s proprietary VaxHit™ bioinformatics platform, as well as in vivo experiments testing a tuberculosis signal peptide vaccine.
Status: Vaxil on March 10 said it submitted a new patent application for its anti-infective vaccines platform following the discovery of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate discovery. The application (U.S 62/987,310) covers claims for a coronavirus vaccine that is intended to provide broad patent protection for novel vaccines, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating and preventing an infectious disease as well as methods for producing a peptide vaccine against coronaviruses, Vaxil said.
Vaxil disclosed its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in February, saying that it planned to initiate non-GMP manufacturing followed by testing as the company explores partnerships and other possibilities.
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: