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Japan's AGC joins project to develop coronavirus DNA vaccine

Collaboration led by biotech venture hopes to have trials out this summer

Seattle-based AGC Biologics will supply a component for the vaccine underdevelopment. (Photo provided by AGC Biologics)

TOKYO -- Japanese chemical and materials maker AGC said Thursday it has teamed up with an Osaka University-affiliated biotechnology company to help produce a coronavirus vaccine that offers a great mass-manufacturing advantage.

The DNA vaccine project is a collaboration between biotech venture AnGes and Takara Bio, which will handle most of the production work.

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