EMA evaluating Skycovion COVID-19 vaccine – BioPharma-Reporter.com

by | Aug 22, 2022 | COVID-19

The evaluation of data for Skycovion is one of several European Medicines Agency’s data reviews underway in relation to COVID-19 vaccines. As the pandemic continues to evolve, the agency said it critical that the EU has a wide array of vaccines and treatments to ensure countries can combat the pandemic effectively.The EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) is reviewing data on how well the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. SK Chemicals also submitted data on the safety and quality of the vaccine.After reviewing the data, the CHMP will issue an opinion on whether to grant a conditional marketing authorization. The EU Commission will then make a legally binding decision.Skycovion is a self-assembled nanoparticle vaccine targeting the receptor binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein for the parental SARS-Cov-2, jointly developed with the Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in combination of GSK’s pandemic adjuvant.The development of the jab has also been supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) with support from the European Union (EU)’s Horizon 2020 Program. The shot is based on recombinant protein vaccine technology which has been used for development o …

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