Coronavirus: Cambridge scientists race for a vaccine
Scientists at the University of Cambridge say they are working “as hard and as fast as we possibly can” to find a vaccine to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Prof Jonathan Heeney spoke to BBC science correspondent Richard Westcott at a laboratory in the city, with access so restricted he had to talk through a glass window.
“It’s a complex process. Right now we have our vaccine candidates in mice and they’re generating immune responses to the vaccine,” said Prof Heeney.
“We’re working around the clock with a team of experts and everybody’s collaborative. The sooner we can get a vaccine or therapy out there the better.”