Special Issue "Progress in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines"

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology and Immunotherapy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 56

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Po-Jen Hsiao
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Guest Editor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Armed Forces Taoyuan General Hospital, Taoyuan 325, Taiwan
Interests: uric acid; osteoporosis; oxidative stress; inflammatory cytokines; vitamin D deficiency; secondary hyperparathyroidism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic remains a global public health crisis, presenting a broad range of challenges. Therefore, it is important to further develop the COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostic tools and therapeutics for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, many challenges persist, including improving COVID-19 vaccines and drug treatment efficacies for emergent mutant strains of SARS-CoV-2. The first two vaccines granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs), BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273, still show more than 60% protection efficacy against the current SARS-CoV-2 variant, Omicron. This variant carries more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, which largely abrogates the neutralizing effects of therapeutic antibodies. In this Special Issue, we hope to improve understanding surrounding the ongoing development efforts for different types of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, including small molecule and potential antibody drugs. Furthermore, manuscripts that focus on clinical trials supporting the development and progress of vaccines, small molecule drugs, and therapeutic antibodies with broad-spectrum activity against SARS-CoV-2 infection are also considered for publication.

Dr. Po-Jen Hsiao
Guest Editor

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  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • therapeutics
  • mRNA vaccines
  • vaccine development
  • small molecule antiviral drugs
  • neutralizing antibodies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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