Vietnam gains initial success in developing COVID-19 vaccine

Update: 09:42 | 08/05/2020
A potential COVID-19 vaccine, Vietnamese scientists have tested on mice over the last ten days, showed initial success.
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Dr. Do Tuan Dat, President of the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (VABIOTECH) in Ha Noi said that 50 tested mice were in healthy conditions, reflecting the safety of the vaccine.

Scientists would collect mice blood samples after two weeks and 28 days in order to evaluate safety and effectiveness before a manufacturing process is embarked on.

VABIOTECH is one of four Vietnamese participants in the race for the coronavirus vaccine. The company is cooperating with the U.K.’s Bristol University.

According to the institute, it will take at least 12-18 months to develop COVID-19 vaccine that can work safely on humans.

Earlier, VABIOTEC successfully manufactured Japanese encephalitis vaccine B(Jevax), hepatitis B vaccine and H5N1 vaccine.

There are about 70-80 vaccine makers testing potential Covid-19 vaccines on mice worldwide and eight companies are testing vaccines on mice and humans at the same time.

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(Source: VGP)