Vaxart begins dosing subjects in Phase 1b norovirus vaccine trial
Vaxart announced it has started dosing subjects in the randomized cohort of the Phase 1b bivalent norovirus vaccine clinical trial. "We are delighted to start the randomized portion of the bivalent norovirus phase 1b trial," said David Taylor, M.D., chief medical officer of Vaxart. "The monovalent GII.4 vaccine tablets performed as expected in the lead-in cohort we just completed, and we look forward to building on the excellent results we observed previously with our monovalent GI.1 vaccine. Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States and causes significant morbidity and mortality in older adults and the very young. Our oral norovirus vaccine could provide a significant public health benefit for these vulnerable populations in the United States and beyond."