A collaborative project between the University of Sydney and the Centenary Institute to find a COVID-19 vaccine has been featured on 10 News.
The innovative research, focused on using the tuberculosis vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) together with major components of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has seen promising early results in pre-clinical testing.
Lead investigator of the project Professor Jamie Triccas from the University of Sydney was interviewed for the story as was project co-lead Dr Claudio Counoupas, research scientist at the Centenary Institute.
View the 10 News story here.
Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine project here.
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