The 7th of April is the first day in the COVID-19 pandemic industry that announces successful tests for the production of a coronavirus vaccine, as per sources. The medicine is specially designed to help citizens be immunized against the deadly virus.
Happily, the scientists that developed this vaccine are announcing successful results on mice. The researchers from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine are proud to present their upcoming candidate to fight against the deadly virus that is fastly spreading worldwide.
The research was based on the previous experience they already had with finding the cure against the SARS-CoV back in 2003 and MERS-CoV in 2004. The testings on humans are still under planning, and nothing has been established regarding this crucial step yet.
The two viruses are closely related to the current COVID-19, and the link between all of them is the spike protein. The analyzers are stating that this protein is crucial when it comes to inducing immunity against the deadly virus.
More about this new potential coronavirus vaccine
The researchers have developed a traditional vaccine that can be administrated by injecting the flu into the host body, helping it to build an immunity. The team of researchers has named this medicine the PittCoVacc, being the abbreviation of Pittsburg Coronavirus Vaccine.
While being tested on mice, the researchers noted that the number of antidotes that can neutralize the virus surged two weeks after the delivery.
The researchers have also developed a new method to deliver this product to humans. They think that a microneedle array would be more effective in administrating the medicine. This method is making sure that it is more reproducible from one patient to the other.
In addition to that, producing these patches is more accessible and useful, reducing the period when the world would have been forced to wait for the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine. It can be produced in any massive cell factory on a global scale and does not even need special conditions to be transported.