NOVAVAX Launches Additional Phase I Clinical Trial of A/H5N1 Influenza Vaccine Candidate
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today that it has begun enrollment in a second Phase I clinical trial of its monovalent virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidate to prevent potential pandemic disease due to A/H5N1 avian influenza viruses.
This randomized, observer-blind, dose-ranging, placebo-controlled trial is being conducted under the company's contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (HHS BARDA). The goal of this trial is to evaluate the safety of the VLP A/H5N1 avian influenza vaccine candidate Novavax is developing under the HHS BARDA contract and determine the vaccine's immunogenicity with and without the use of an undisclosed adjuvant.
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