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COVID-19 roundup: Inovio starts vaccine trial; plus updates from RedHill, Hope, CytoDyn, Gilead, Takeda, AACR and UNC-Emory

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April 7, 2020 1:51 AM UTC
Updated on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:40 PM UTC

Inovio looks to be the second company after Moderna to start a U.S. trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, kicking the study off several months ahead of its previously projected summer trial start date. Outside of vaccines, companies including RedHill, Hope and CytoDyn are moving their coronavirus therapies into more patients.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) said it plans to dose the first patient Monday in a Phase I trial for its DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, INO-4800. Initial immune responses and safety data are expected by late summer...