Bengaluru — British American Tobacco (BAT), the world's number two cigarette company, said on Friday that it was ready to test its potential Covid-19 vaccine using proteins from tobacco leaves on humans, after it generated a positive immune response in pre-clinical trials.

The maker of Lucky Strike cigarette said once it gets approval from the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) for the vaccine, it would progress to phase 1 trials — testing on humans...

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