ImmunityBio Covid-19 Vaccine to Be Trialed in South Africa

University of Cape Town researchers will oversee a phase one clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by ImmunityBio Inc. and manufactured by NantKwest Inc.

The vaccine is known as hAd5 T-cell and the trial will start this month, the university said in a statement dated Monday. In addition to the spike protein the shot targets the nucleocapsid protein, which is less prone to mutations.

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