Vaccines in clinical development
As part of our collaboration with the U.S. government, we are developing a freeze-dried version of MVA-BN® smallpox vaccine with an improved shelf-life and storage conditions to replace the stockpile of the liquid-frozen version. The vaccine has completed Phase 3 clinical trials and we are working to finalize the transfer of the freeze-dried manufacturing process that is the last activity to support the submission of a supplement BLA to the FDA to extend the current approval of JYNNEOS for the freeze-dried version.
MVA-BN RSV is our product candidate for the prevention of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). The vaccine incorporates five different RSV antigens to stimulate a broad immune response against both RSV subtypes (A and B), thus mimicking the immune response observed following a natural response to an RSV infection.
ABNCoV2 is a next-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate, initially developed by AdaptVac using their proprietary capsid virus like particle (cVLP) technology. Bavarian Nordic has licensed the global commercialization rights to the vaccine and has assumed the responsibility for further clinical development towards licensure.
ABNCoV2 is being developed as a universal booster vaccine, i.e., it is intended for use as a booster to any other type of COVID-19 vaccine. The goal is to create a longer-lasting vaccine protection with broader efficacy that obviates the need for continuously adapting to new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
TAEK-VAC is a novel immuno-oncology candidate employing our MVA-BN technology. A Phase 1/2 open label trial of intravenous administration of the vaccine, was initiated in 2021 in patients with advanced HER2 and brachyury-expressing cancers. The first stage of the trial is investigating the safety and tolerability of escalating doses of the vaccine before advancing into stage 2, expected in 2022.