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Potential breakthrough in search for a coronavirus vaccine as an Australian treatment is tested on COVID-19 for the first time

Australia could be one step closer to a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough.

A new vaccine developed by University of Queensland researchers will soon be tested on the live virus for the first time in a biosecurity facility in the Netherlands.

The School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences team has joined forces with Dutch company Viroclinics Xplore to conduct pre-clinical studies to get a better understanding of how the vaccine performs before it’s tested on humans.

It comes as testing of another potential coronavirus vaccine began at the CSIRO lab in regional Victoria last week.

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