Animal Research Is Fast-Tracking a COVID-19 Vaccine

The speed with which coronavirus research has progressed is a tribute to the ingenuity of scientists, the potential of public-private partnerships and some unsung heroes: lab animals.

More than 125 potential vaccines are in development seven months after the world first learned of coronavirus. We can thank animal research.

Take the work at biotechnology company Inovio. Preclinical studies of its vaccine, designated INO-4800, revealed a strong immune response in mice and guinea pigs.

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