Coronavirus: Mexico to conduct phase 3 trials for China, U.S. vaccine candidates

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By Frank Jack Daniel Reuters

Posted August 11, 2020 9:32 am

1:19 Coronavirus: Johnson & Johnson receive $1 billion from U.S. government as vaccine trial underway

Johnson & Johnson and Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston has received US$1 billion from the U.S. government for 100 million of its COVID-19 vaccine as the collaboration is one of more than 20 vaccine trials taking place.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will conduct late-stage clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines in development by Johnson & Johnson and two Chinese companies, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Large-scale, phase three human testing for the J&J unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals’s candidate could start in the second half of September, the company has previously said.

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Mexico will also help test candidates for Chinese companies Cansino Biologics Inc and Walvax Biotechnology Co Ltd, the ministry said in a presentation at a news conference.

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