MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Protein Science, a Meriden-based lab, will be working on the vaccine candidate for the Coronavirus.
In a statement to News 8 Thursday, Nicolas Kressmann of Sanofi confirmed the Protein Science, a research lab, will be working on a possible vaccine for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.
In their own mission statement, Sanofi – which owns Protein Science – self-defines as a company focused on “human vaccines, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, immunology, infectious diseases,” among other things.
Sanofi reports that they will be use work already done in search of a SARS vaccine to “unlock a fast path forward for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Researchers will be working with the Department of Health in their pursuit.
Still, experts say a coronavirus vaccine won’t be ready for at least a year.
To read more about the details of their research: http://www.news.sanofi.us/2020-02-18-Sanofi-joins-forces-with-U-S-Department-of-Health-and-Human-Services-to-advance-a-novel-coronavirus-vaccine