British American Tobacco working on plant-based coronavirus vaccine | Business | The Guardian

Cigarette maker says tobacco plants offer potential for faster and safer drug development

Source: British American Tobacco working on plant-based coronavirus vaccine | Business | The Guardian

In 2014, the tobacco firm bought KBP, which has previously worked on a treatment for Ebola. BAT said its work was “potentially safer [than conventional vaccine technology], given that tobacco plants cannot host pathogens which cause human disease”.