According to a report by ANSA, an Italian pharmaceutical company Takis on Tuesday claimed that it has developed the world’s first coronavirus vaccine.
Scientists used mice to test the vaccine and after a single vaccination, the mice developed antibodies that blocked the virus from infecting the human cells.
Takis’s chief executive officer Luigi Aurisicchio announced that for the first time in the world they have made a COVID-19 candidate vaccine, adding that the vaccine has neutralized the virus in human cells.
The CEO said that this is the the most advanced stage of testing of a candidate vaccine created in Italy, they are expecting human tests after this summer.
For the time being, researchers in Rome’s Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute confirmed they found that the vaccine has neutralized the virus in human cells.