Featured image: A woman holds a small bottle labelled with a “Vaccine COVID–19” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Novavax Inc said on Wednesday it has entered a supply and license agreement with the Serum Institute of India for the development and commercialisation of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
The Indian drugmaker will have exclusive rights for the vaccine in India during the term of the deal and non-exclusive rights during the “Pandemic Period” in all countries other than those designated by the World Bank as upper-middle or high-income countries.
The deal was signed on July 30, according to an SEC filing by Novavax.
On Tuesday, Novavax reported that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced high levels of antibodies against the novel coronavirus in a small, early-stage clinical trial, and that it could start a large pivotal Phase III trial as soon as late September.