Ben Franklin client US Specialty Formulations is making progress on an oral vaccine for the COVID-19 virus that could be a game changer in the fight against the disease.
Kyle Flannigan and Garry Morefield of USSF said the ease and safety of the vaccine is what’s needed in the next stage in the fight against COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the globe.
“It’s of strategic importance and an advantage to the U.S.,” said Morefield.
“Because it is oral it doesn’t require the same type of sterile manufacturing facility that an injectable does,” said Flannigan.
That could have production up and running much faster than traditional vaccines would.
Morefield said getting the vaccine to market will be a major step towards stopping the spread of COVID-19 around the globe.
“It can have a huge impact in other parts of the world,” he said. “Until the entire global community is protected, there’s going to be variants that will make it back to the United States.”
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