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Meiji Launches Japan PIII of mRNA COVID Shot for BA.4/5 Strain

October 3, 2023
Meiji Seika Pharma said on September 29 that it has initiated a PIII booster trial in Japan to investigate ARCT-2301, a bivalent self-amplifying mRNA COVID-19 vaccine based on the ancestral strain and Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants of the novel coronavirus. The…

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