Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said it has begun a human trial of its experimental antibody cocktail as a treatment for COVID-19.
A potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Chinese researchers showed promise in trials in monkeys, triggering antibodies and raising no safety issues.
Professor Ugur Sahin gave a speech on "Developing COVID-19 mRNA vaccines" during the 7th Science and Technology Exchange Program (STEP) on May 28.
The UN patent agency has hailed the push to create a coronavirus vaccine and make it globally available, but warned against allowing copyright rows to overshadow and delay the process.
A US biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.
AstraZeneca has said it has the capacity to manufacture one billion doses of the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine and plans to begin supplying it in September.
Germany health minister said developing a vaccine for the coronavirus could take "years".
Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19.
The first clinical human trials of a potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus has been sanctioned in Germany.
Human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed at the University of Oxford is to begin on Thursday, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.