By Jennifer McRae

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado State University is advancing its vaccine research and how they could aid in a future pandemic. CSU researchers are working with other universities to create a “pan” coronavirus vaccine.

Colorado State University in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

So far, they have developed four candidates. One candidate, solavax, uses UV light and riboflavin to create an inactivated virus which stimulates a person’s immune system to fight it. That vaccine is progressing to human clinical trials.

A second candidate uses bacteria similar to what is found in yogurt is also gaining ground. The first pre-clinical studies are being completed.

Jennifer McRae