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UK firm to trial T-cell Covid vaccine that could give longer immunity

Exclusive: Oxfordshire-based Emergex gets go-ahead for trials in Switzerland for skin patch vaccine * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage An Oxfordshire-based company will soon start clinical trials of a second-generation vaccine against Covid-19, an easy-to-administer skin patch that uses T-cells to kill infected cells and could offer longer-lasting immunity than current vaccines. Emergex was set up in Abingdon in 2016 to develop T-cell vaccines, the brainchild of Prof Thomas Rademacher, the firm’s chief executive and professor emeritus of molecular medicine at the University College London medical school. Continue reading...

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