Coronavirus: Human testing for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

Coronavirus: Human testing for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

Coronavirus: Human testing for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

Dr. Rhonda Flores looks at protein samples at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20 one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. And if all systems are go, the first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for emergency use by early 2021.

J&J also committed more than $1 billion of investment along with USA agency Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to co-fund vaccine research, expanding a previous collaboration. Janssen also was awarded a $150 million contract to develop an anti-viral medication.

Johnson & Johnson announced Monday that the first candidate for its experimental coronavirus vaccine has been selected, and trials will begin by September.

He said the company, along with the federal government, is investing more than $1 billion to ramp up clinical trials and develop the shots.

The world's largest healthcare company is accelerating its timeline for a coronavirus vaccine, saying it could be available for emergency use by early next year.

Johnson & Johnson said Monday that it had identified a "lead candidate" for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson will also expand its global manufacturing capacity so it can quickly produce the vaccine if it is approved, the company said.

Coronavirus: Human testing for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

BARDA is an arm of the US HHS's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), which is spear-heading the efforts to create drugs and vaccines for coronavirus, which has sickened more than 140,000 Americans.

So far, only Moderna is in the clinical trial phase for a vaccine while Regeneron and Sanofi, Roche and Gilead Sciences are in the clinical trial phases for a treatment.

United States health officials, including the nation's top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, have repeatedly stated it will take at least a year to know if any vaccine is safe and effective against the coronavirus.

Healthy people in Seattle are receiving doses of the experimental vaccine made by Moderna to see if it is safe.

Work on the vaccine started in January as research teams at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson teamed with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which is part of Harvard Medical School.

Vaccine development typically takes five to seven years before applying for regulatory approval, J&J stated.

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