COVID-19: Cambridge-based Moderna sends possible coronavirus vaccine for testing

A Cambridge company has submitted a potential coronavirus vaccine for federal testing just two months after an outbreak of the infectious virus that started in China, killing 2,500 people while spreading rapidly through Asia into Europe and the United States.

Cambridge-based Moderna’s scientists began collaborating with the National Institutes of Health a month ago to develop a vaccine for the highly contagious virus, with funding received from the International Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Moderna announced Monday it has sent the vaccine to the NIH.

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Source: Boston Herald