Moderna's phase 1 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown positive results. Phase 2 trials are underway and phase 3 will start in July.
The trial will test just one dose level of the vaccine - 100 micrograms, given in two shots. In phase 1, the company had tested lower and higher doses on 45 healthy volunteers. The preliminary results of this trial revealed by the company showed that 100 micrograms evoked the desired immune response safely. The company said the vaccine produced antibodies against the COVID-19 virus in those who were vaccinated, and in some of the participants, those antibodies were able to neutralize the virus in the lab. The full details of the study are yet to be published.
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