PharmaJet partners with Immunomic Therapeutics and EpiVax to develop and deliver COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday April 15, 2020 0 comments Tags: Golden, PharmaJet, Chris Cappello, COVID-19

GOLDEN -- PharmaJet, maker of needle-free injection technology, announced its Tropis Needle-free injection system will be used to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI). PharmaJet_logoUSE 

ITI is a clinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the study of nucleic acid immunotherapy platforms using the body's natural biochemistry to generate a broad immune response. The vaccine candidate against COVID-19 will leverage their investigational UNiversal Intracellular Targeted Expression (UNITE) platform. 

ITI will develop its vaccine in collaboration with EpiVax and PharmaJet, Inc. The aim is to deliver a scalable approach that could be applied prophylactically and therapeutically, while being safe and immunogenic. 

PharmaJet's Tropis Needle-free Injection System has been chosen because it precisely targets delivery to the intradermal tissue depth, the company said.

"We are pleased to be working with ITI and EpiVax to provide our delivery system for the development of a vaccine to fight COVID-19,” said Chris Cappello, PharmaJet’s president and CEO. 

“Additionally, PharmaJet has been actively working with U.S. federal agencies such as BARDA and the Department of Defense on their global pandemic programs. The Tropis system is already being used to eradicate diseases, such as polio, and has proven very effective in mass immunization campaigns."

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the  2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).  

There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.