BIOQUAL announces the release of two research publications in Science Magazine of our non-human primate model development efforts and our first successful testing of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. These publications show that an infection in macaques can protect from reinfection and that immune responses induced by a vaccine can protect from COVID-19. BIOQUAL’s efforts to develop animal models for COVID-19 began in February 2020 in collaboration with Dr. Dan Barouch at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Ragon Institute, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
For a number of years, BIOQUAL has been engaged in development of preclinical testing programs and has been extensively involved in research efforts to develop vaccines and therapies against emerging diseases including AIDS, avian influenza, Zika, Chikungunya and others. The company is now focused on COVID-19 research and is positioned to play an important role in the development of vaccines and therapies against this pandemic.
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