Experts Say Final-Stage Results of Canadian-Made COVID-19 Vaccine is Promising

There are currently 14 COVID-19 vaccines under review by Health Canada, with some of them being created in this country.

One expert says Medicago’s shot is showing very promising results in its late-stage trials.

The Quebec-based company began phase three of human testing in March, intending to share results later this year.

Dr. Omar Khan, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, says this vaccine uses plant-based technology, unlike any other vaccine currently approved for use in Canada.

He also says the plant-based technology, which he explains is easily recognized by the immune system but is completely non-infectious, is easier to make around the world.

If approved, Medicago expects to be able to produce up to 80 million doses of its vaccine every year. That number goes up to a billion doses, once its large-scale factory is completed in 2023.

Medicago’s vaccine candidate is made in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Health Canada received the first portion of Medicago’s vaccine submission for review in April.

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