Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX), a biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, today announced that Gregory M. Glenn, M.D., President of Research and Development, will present on NVX-CoV2373, the company’s recombinant nanoparticle COVID-19 vaccine candidate, during the 2021 International Society for Vaccines Virtual Congress 6th COVID-19 Vaccine Update.
Dr. Glenn will discuss NVX-CoV2373, including analysis of the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity data to-date.
Earlier this year, Novavax announced a final analysis of data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in the United Kingdom (U.K.) for its protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate, demonstrating an overall efficacy of approximately 90% and confirming the vaccine’s efficacy against variants. The data from this U.K. Phase 3 trial and a South Africa Phase 2b study were the first to demonstrate clinical efficacy against newer circulating U.K. and South Africa COVID-19 variants.
NVX-CoV2373 is a protein-based vaccine candidate engineered from the genetic sequence of the first strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. NVX-CoV2373 was created using Novavax’ recombinant nanoparticle technology to generate antigen derived from the coronavirus spike (S) protein and is adjuvanted with Novavax’ patented saponin-based Matrix-M
NVX-CoV2373 is being evaluated in two pivotal Phase 3 trials: a trial in the U.K. that demonstrated efficacy of 96.4% against the original virus strain, 86.3% against the B.1.1.7/501Y.V1 variant and 89.7% overall; and the PREVENT-19 trial in the U.S. and Mexico that began in December 2020. It is also being tested in two ongoing Phase 2 studies that began in August 2020: A Phase 2b trial in South Africa that demonstrated 48.6% efficacy against a newly emerging escape variant first described in South Africa, and a Phase 1/2 continuation in the U.S. and Australia.
NVX-CoV2373 is stored and stable at 2°- 8°C, allowing the use of existing vaccine supply chain channels for its distribution. It is packaged in a ready-to-use liquid formulation in 10-dose vials.
Novavax’ patented saponin-based Matrix-M
Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. The company’s proprietary recombinant technology platform combines the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles designed to address urgent global health needs. Novavax is conducting late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, its vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. NanoFlu
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