International – Roche links with Moderna to include antibody test in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Roche is partnering with Moderna to include a COVID-19 antibody test in the mRNA specialist’s ongoing vaccine trials, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday, potentially demonstrating if the vaccine is working.

Roche said the test, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use approval in November, can provide quantitative evidence of the presence and levels of antibodies that develop in response to Moderna’s vaccine candidate…