According to a press release from the company, its vaccine for the flu and Covid-19 has been selected for clinical trial. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is behind this trial.
That trial will have the agency comparing mucosal vaccine candidate OCU500 delivery methods in two ways. This includes delivery via inhalation into the lungs and its use as a nasal spray. Prior studies have shown promising results for OCU500 in preventing Covid-19 via inhalation.
The main purpose of this study is to discover if an inhaled Covid-19 vaccine provides a greater immune response when compared to the same vaccine administered as a nasal spray. NIAID is conducting trials of several Covid-19 vaccines as part of this process.
What This Means for OCGN Stock
If these results go well for Ocugen, it could result in further development of its flu and Covid-19 vaccine. NIAID specifically mentions that it could work alongside Ocugen to determine the next steps for OCU500 following this clinical trial.
Investors are celebrating today’s news of OCGN stock climbing 4.8% as of Tuesday morning. This comes as some 800,000 shares change hands, as compared to its daily average of 3.1 million shares.
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