Initiation of Phase 1 Zika vaccine clinical trial

The ZIKAVAX consortium announced today the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of a second-generation Zika vaccine. The vaccine candidate is based on one of the project partners -Themis- proprietary measles vector platform.

The observer-blinded, randomized trial will investigate the safety and tolerability of the novel Zika vaccine formulation in 48 healthy volunteers. The vaccine will be administered by intra-muscular injection in two different dose levels. Secondary objectives will include optimal dose-finding, immunogenicity and long-term safety evaluation, as well as cell-mediated immunity specific to the Zika antigen.

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