Early tests of a potential coronavirus vaccine have shown promising results against the deadly virus, Queensland researchers say.
The University of Queensland’s COVID-19 vaccine has shown in pre-clinical tests it can raise high levels of antibodies that can neutralise the virus.
The university’s project co-leader Professor Paul Young said the results were an excellent indication the vaccine worked as expected.
“This is what we were hoping for, and it’s a great relief for the team given the tremendous faith placed in our technology by CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation), federal and Queensland governments and our philanthropic partners,” Professor Young said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We were particularly pleased that the strength of the antibody response was even better than those observed in samples from COVID-19 recovered patients.”