Biotech startup Vaccitech, which owns the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, filed for a US initial public offering.
The British company plans to list the American depositary shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol “VACC”.
The company noted in a filing that based on its understanding, it would not be entitled to receive any royalties or payments from sub-licensees from the commercialisation of the AstraZeneca vaccine until after the pandemic is over.
The company is co-founded by Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, who led AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine development efforts.
Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Barclays are among the offering’s underwriters.
(Edits by EP News Bureau)