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J&J’s Janssen Speeds Up Planned Launch of COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said today that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will speed up by two months the start of its planned Phase I/IIa clinical trial assessing its lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with the first-in-human study of Ad26.COV2-S, recombinant, to be moved from September to the second half of July.

“Based on the strength of the preclinical data we have seen so far and interactions with the regulatory authorities, we have been able to further accelerate the clinical development of our investigational SARS-CoV-2 vaccine,” Paul Stoffels, MD, vice chairman of the executive committee and CSO at J&J, said in a statement.

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