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Vaccine could see Covid become a distant memory by summer, claims testing expert

The co-founder of an Irish company involved in the testing of Covid-19 vaccines believes the virus will be a ‘distant memory’ by next summer.

Several trials are in the final stages of development, with some big announcements expected by Christmas.

Cathal Friel, from Open Orphan, says a number of vaccines are on the way in the new year.

Open Orphan (LON:ORPH) was founded in 2017, with the goal of rapidly building Europe’s leading pharma services company by a management team with extensive industry and financial expertise. The company comprises of two commercial specialist CRO services businesses (Venn Life Sciences and hVIVO) and is also developing a genomics data platform business (Genomic Health Data).