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Vaccine researcher lays head on the block: "If Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine works, so will ours"

On Monday, Pfizer and its partner Biontech announced promising results with potential vaccine for Covid-19 aimed at the same protein on which Bavarian Nordic and the vaccine firm Adaptvac are collaborating. The latter is jubilant, having no doubt that the Danish vaccine will work, if Pfizer's does.

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Vaccine researchers at the biotech firms Bavarian Nordic and Adaptvac are on the right track with their potential vaccine for Covid-19 and a Danish vaccine will most likely enter the market in spring next year.

This is the estimate coming from the University of Copenhagen researcher Ali Salanti, whose research provides the foundations for the ongoing work at Adaptvac, of which he is a board member.

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