Akston Begins Trials For Room Temperature Covid Shot As Next-Generation Vaccine Race Heats Up

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Massachusetts-based Akston Biosciences launched mid-to-late stage clinical trials for its Covid-19 vaccine Saturday, the company told Forbes, one of several second-generation shots jostling for a share of the market as companies race to develop novel jabs and meet burgeoning demand for cheaper, more accessible shots. 

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Akston said it had dosed the first participants in a study designed to test its Covid-19 vaccine, AKS-452, a protein-based shot that is stable at room temperature (25 degrees Centigrade or 77 Fahrenheit) for at least six months. 

The India-based study—a mid-to-late stage Phase 2/3 trial—will…

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News Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/11/20/akston-begins-trials-for-room-temperature-covid-shot-as-next-generation-vaccine-race-heats-up/