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Company uses plant to manufacture coronavirus vaccine
6/30/2020

Medicago, which makes influenza vaccines, is now working on a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Medicago scientists essentially clone viruses by injecting genetic material into Nicotiana benthamiana plants, which then produce virus-like particles that can be used for vaccines, says senior director Natalie Charland, and at least one candidate has shown promise in mice.

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