July 17, 2020 / 5:03 PM / 22 days ago

Factbox: The race for a coronavirus vaccine

(Reuters) - More than 100 vaccines are being developed and tested around the world to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed hundreds of thousands and ravaged the global economy.

FILE PHOTO: Research assistant Marion Hong, of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics, conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a laboratory in San Diego, California, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo

The following is a list of major drugmakers and research institutes that have started or are planning to start human trials for their vaccine candidates.

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Date of Company Progress Development Story link

last stage


July 16 Johnson & In talks with Japan, Bill and Early stage

Johnson Melinda Gates Foundation, and the trials to start

European Union for vaccine as soon as July

allocations, Reuters reported. 22, late-stage

study planned

for September.

June 14 AstraZeneca Has signed deals to expand future Mid-stage

Plc supply of the vaccine it licensed studies.

from University of Oxford.

July 7 Novavax Inc The U.S. government has awarded Early-stage

$1.6 billion to test and testing.

manufacture its experimental


June 18 Sinopharm The Chinese state-owned company is Early-to-mid

developing two vaccines, one of stage trials.

which has shown promise in humans.

July 13 BioNTech SE The German drugmaker is working Being tested in

with Pfizer Inc to make 100 million early- to

doses of an experimental vaccine by mid-stage

the end of the year. trials

July 14 Moderna Inc Lonza aims to speed completion of Plans to start

two commercial production lines for late-stage

Moderna’s trial COVID-19 vaccine. trial on July


June 29 CanSino Early results showed the Being tested in

Biologics China-based company’s vaccine is a mid-stage

safe. China’s military has received trial.

the greenlight to use the vaccine.

May 14 GlaxoSmithKl Partnered with Sanofi SA to develop Early stage

ine Plc a vaccine. trials to begin

in second half

of 2020.

June 17 CureVac The unlisted German biotech expects Launched

data in September or October. early-stage

human trial.

June 30 Inovio Vaccine candidate, found to be Mid-stage

Pharma safe, induced immune responses in testing.

healthy volunteers in an early

stage study

July 6 Sinovac The China-based vaccine maker has Has begun

Biotech Ltd released positive preliminary late-stage

results from early-stage trials of trials.

its vaccine.

July 8 Clover The Chinese developer received $66 Launched human

Biopharmaceu million in investment from an trials.

ticals epidemic response group.

June 15 Not Scientists at Imperial College Early-stage

applicable London are running trials of a trials.

potential coronavirus vaccine.

June 21 Not Researchers at Institute of Medical Mid-stage

applicable Biology at Chinese Academy of trials.

Medical Sciences are testing a

coronavirus vaccine.

June 19 Genexine Inc South Korea’s Genexine has begun Early-stage

human trials of its vaccine. trials.

July 10 Chongqing The Chinese company’s unit Anhui Mid-stage

Zhifei Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical trial.

Biological has begun human trials.


July 13 Not The Gamaleya Research Institute in Early-stage

applicable Russia has begun human trials of an trials.

experimental vaccine, with results

expected in August.

June 29 Bharat Vaccine approved for human trials Early- to

Biotech in India. mid-stage

trials to start

in July.

June 24 Walvax Trials sponsored by the China-based Early-stage

Biotechnolog company, along with a Chinese studies.

y Co military research institute, have


July 14 Medicago The Canadian company is studying a Early-stage

plant-based vaccine. trials.

July 17 Cadila Plans to finish late-stage trials Early-stage

Healthcare by early 2021. trials.


July 14 Not University of Queensland began Early-stage (bit.ly/2OBrGLu)

applicable human trials in collaboration with testing.

Australian biotech company CSL,

according to a list compiled by the

World Health Organization.

Reporting by Vishwadha Chander and Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel and Sriraj Kalluvila

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