GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WJZ) —  A Montgomery County company is getting a $385 million donation as the race to find a vaccine for the coronavirus continues.

Novavax — in Gaithersburg, Maryland — is working on a vaccine for the virus

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It has shown promising results in animals, and soon, human trials will start in Australia.


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If the results are good, then phase two will expand the trials to other countries.

The company will also use the money for mass production if the vaccine works.

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