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COVID vaccines

Japan startup VLP begins trial of new COVID vaccine

Shot requires smaller dose, allows faster production, CEO says

VLP Therapeutics Japan hopes to start Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine next spring. (Source photo by Reuters and VLP Therapeutics Japan website)

TOKYO -- VLP Therapeutics Japan has begun a clinical trial of a new coronavirus vaccine that would require a far smaller dosage than those of Pfizer and Moderna, and could dramatically shorten production time, the company said Monday.

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