Applied DNA COVID-19 Collaboration Partner Takis Biotech Receives Italy Ministry of Health Approval to Begin Testing of a Vaccine Candidate on Pre-Clinical Models

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Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. , announced that its COVID-19 collaboration partner, Takis Biotech, a Rome, Italy-based a company focused on the development of cancer vaccines founded by scientists from Merck Research Laboratories, has received approval from the Italy’s Ministry of Health to begin a pre-clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. As announced by Applied DNA on March 2, 2020, the vaccine is one of four PCR-produced (polymerase chain reaction vaccine) linear DNA vaccine candidates under joint development by Takis Biotech and Applied DNA. Applied DNA entered large-scale production of the candidates in March 2020. Takis Biotech anticipates first results of its pre-clinical trial will be available in April 2020.

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