Sanofi, GSK: COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Selected By U.S. Government's Operation Warp Speed

(RTTNews) - GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK.L, GSK) and Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) announced they were selected by U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed to supply with 100 million doses of COVID-19 recombinant protein-based vaccine. The U.S. government will provide up to $2.1 billion for development including clinical trials, manufacturing, scale-up and delivery of an initial 100 million doses. Sanofi will receive the majority of the U.S. government funding.

Sanofi is leading the clinical development and registration of the COVID-19 vaccine and expects a Phase 1/ 2 study to start in September, followed by a Phase 3 study by the end of 2020.

The companies are in active discussions with global organizations and with the EU Commission - with France and Italy regarding global access to the coronavirus vaccine.
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