Medicago and GSK announce research collaboration agreement to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Date Closed

July 07, 2020

Lead Office

Québec City

On July 7, 2020, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Medicago announced that they had entered into a research collaboration agreement to develop and evaluate a COVID-19 candidate vaccine, combining Medicago’s recombinant Coronavirus Virus-Like Particles (CoVLP) with GSK’s pandemic adjuvant system.

Phase 1 of clinical testing commenced in July 2020. Subject to successful testing, Medicago and GSK plan to make a vaccine candidate available in the first half of 2021.

Medicago is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Quebec City focused on plant-based technologies and medical remedies.

McCarthy Tétrault advised Medicago with a team led by Philippe Leclerc that included Veronique Wattiez-Larose, Dominic Therien (Competition), and Lisa Melanson (Regulatory).

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