GeoVax Labs and decentralised trial global organisation EmVenio Research have announced a partnership for the deployment of a mobile clinical facility in the US for a Phase II Covid-19 booster vaccine study.

The mobile community clinical research facility will be deployed in Claremont, California, for expanding the ongoing trial of GEO-CM04S1 as a booster vaccine for Covid-19 in healthy subjects.

GeoVax chairman and CEO David Dodd said: “This unique initiative will extend the reach of our Covid-19 vaccine booster trial by leveraging EmVenio Research’s localised clinical trial model.

“As we continue to advance and explore the potential of GEO-CM04S1 as a more robust and durable Covid-19 booster than currently approved vaccine boosters, this collaboration will help reduce the burden of patient recruitment as it brings clinical research to diverse populations directly in their communities.” 

The synthetic, attenuated, modified vaccinia Ankara (sMVA) vector vaccine GEO-CM04S1 expresses the SARS-CoV-2 virus’ spike and nucleocapsid antigens.

It is being investigated in two Phase II clinical trials, and in the latest trial as a Covid-19 booster for patients who have already received a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved vaccine.

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The clinical trial will include 60 healthy participants aged 18 years or above and will specifically assess the immunogenicity and safety profile of two GEO-CM04S1 dose levels as booster shots.

The level of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies and specific T-cell responses are the immunological responses measured throughout the study.

In March last year, GeoVax Labs selected CATO SMS as the company’s clinical research organisation partner to manage two Phase II clinical trials of GEO-CM04S1.

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