Two-component spike nanoparticle vaccine protects macaques from SARS-CoV-2 infectionPublication
Date: 21st January 2021 | Source: Cell
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is continuing to disrupt personal lives, global healthcare systems and economies. Hence, there is an urgent need for a vaccine that prevents viral infection, transmission and disease.
Here, we present a two-component protein-based nanoparticle vaccine that displays multiple copies of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
Immunization studies show that this vaccine induces potent neutralizing antibody responses in mice, rabbits and cynomolgus macaques. The vaccine-induced immunity protected macaques against a high dose challenge, resulting in strongly reduced viral infection and replication in upper and lower airways.
These nanoparticles are a promising vaccine candidate to curtail the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.