By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:06 GMT, 2 November 2020 | Updated: 22:06 GMT, 2 November 2020
Scientists say they have developed an experimental coronavirus vaccine candidate that is far more potent than others currently being investigated.
In trials conducted in mice, the team from the University of Washington School of Medicine said its vaccine triggered a 10-times stronger immune response to the infection than seen in COVID-19 survivors.
What's more, it also provoked a strong memory cell response, in which the body remembers the invading virus to produce antibodies more quickly if infected.
The team says its vaccine does not require freezer storage like those being made by other companies, which makes it easier to produce and ship across the globe.
A new vaccine developed by UW Medicine produced ten times more neutralizing antibodies than seen in people who survived the infection in mice trials (file image)
The jab also produced a strong memory cell response, in which the body remembers the invading virus to produce antibodies more quickly in a future infection. Pictured: An artist's depiction of the vaccine candidate in which 60 pieces of a coronavirus protein (red) decorate nanoparticles (blue and white) to get the body to recognize the receptors
'We hope that our nanoparticle