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Takara Bio to mass-produce COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Japanese biotech company hopes to supply 200,000 people this year

Takara Bio says it has a DNA vaccine that can help a person's immune system successfully attack the new coronavirus.   © Takara Bio

TOKYO -- Japanese biotech company Takara Bio plans to mass produce novel coronavirus vaccinations as early as this year, President and CEO Koichi Nakao told Nikkei in an interview.

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