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Australian production of non-protein Covid-19 vaccine may take an extra year, minister says – The Guardian

Industry minister says, depending on type of vaccine approved, ‘significant work’ may be required before production

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It could take up to a year for Australian biotech company CSL to develop the capability to make a Covid-19 vaccine if a non-protein-based version proves safe and effective, the countrys industry minister has said.
Karen Andrews said CSL would be able to immediately start making a protein-based vaccine, but significant work would be required if it was another type based on mRNA, or messenger ribonucleic acid.
Vaccines traditionally introduce proteins into the body to provoke the immunity system into…

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