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S. Korea's drug ministry approves clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine, treatment
Updated: 2020-11-24 13:35:16 KST
South Korea's drug ministry has given approval to local drugmakers to go ahead with clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine and treatment candidates.
With that announcement on Tuesday, SK Bioscience said it will conduct a phase one trial of the vaccine candidate "NBP 2001" to evaluate its safety and efficacy in healthy adults.
The vaccine has already been found safe and effective in animal testing.
The drug ministry has also approved a phase two clinical trial of a new COVID-19 treatment by DongWha Pharm.
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