Sanofi partners with U.S. agency to develop coronavirus vaccine

PARIS (Reuters) – Sanofi said on Tuesday it was working with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the U.S. Health Department to develop a vaccine against the new coronavirus from China.

The French drugmaker said it intended to further investigate an advanced pre-clinical vaccine candidate previously developed against the SARS virus in the early 2000s, which it believes could protect against the latest coronavirus.

At least a dozen drugmakers are working on vaccines or antivirals and other treatments to help those infected with the fast-spreading contagion.

Johnson & Johnson said last week it was collaborating with BARDA to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Reporting by Matthias Blamont, Editing by Sarah White

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