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Pharma giant Merck just jumped into the coronavirus race with 2 vaccine candidates slated to start human testing this year

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

One of the world's biggest drugmakers officially jumped into the race for coronavirus treatments and vaccines.
The $190 billion pharmaceutical company Merck announced three deals on Tuesday: two coronavirus vaccine programs along with an experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill.
The two potential vaccines will begin human trials this year, Merck said. The pharma did not disclose a detailed development timeline or financial details of the deals.
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Merck leaps into Covid-19 vaccine race, aiming to test two different candidates this year

Merck leaps into Covid-19 vaccine race, aiming to test two different candidates this year

1 month ago   |   By STAT

Merck, one of the largest vaccine makers in the world, is entering the Covid-19 arena with an announcement on Tuesday it is developing two different vaccines for Covid-19 and is also licensing an oral drug that might treat the virus.
Merck is buying Vienna-based Themis , which is developing an experimental Covid-19 vaccine based on a measles vaccine that could begin human studies soon. It is also partnering with the nonprofit IAVI on the development of a vaccine related to Merck's existing Ebola vaccine that could enter human studies later this year. And it is licensing an experimental...
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