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Nykode initiates clinical study of "pan-variant" Covid-19 vaccine

Nykode Therapeutics has initiated a clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, which is designed to fight emerging variants like Omicron by targeting T cells. "It's our objective to create a real pan-variant vaccine," says CEO Michael Engsig.

Michael Engsig, CEO of Nykode Therapeutics | Photo: Nykode Therapeutics / PR

Norwegian biotech firm Nykode Therapeutics, formerly known as Vaccibody, has dosed the first patient in a phase I/II trial involving its T-cell focused vaccine candidate, dubbed VB-D-01, designed to address new Covid-19 variants including Omicron, which are cause for concern the world over.

"It's our objective to create a real pan-variant vaccine that can be used as a universal booster, affecting both current and future variants," Nykode Therapeutic's Danish CEO, Michael Engsig, tells MedWatch.

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