Dr Soumya Swaminathan said that recent studies of people's seroprevalence - that is, whether they had antibodies against the virus - had shown that the majority of the world is still vulnerable to the disease.
The company spearheaded the launching ceremony of Sinopharm China National New Crown Inactivated Vaccine International Clinical (Phase III) simultaneously in Beijing, Wuhan City, and Abu Dhabi in the UAE. Those who received two doses at an interval of 28 days, all in the 18 to 59 age group, tested positive for neutralizing antibodies against the novel coronavirus.
While most candidates are in Phase 1 or simultaneous Phase 1 and 2 of clinical trials, those from Moderna Therapeutics in the U.S. and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom are leading the race.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1 study will assess SCB-2019 at multiple dose levels with and without adjuvant in approximately 90 healthy adult patients and 60 healthy elderly patients at the Linear Clinical Research in Perth, Australia.
"We do know that Moderna's vaccine is also going to go into phase three clinical trials, probably from the middle of July, and so that vaccine candidate is not far behind", she said. We are proud to be working together with G42 group and Sinopharm Group to develop and support the vaccine for Coronavirus here in the country.
Some recombinant vaccines, however, require booster shots for ongoing protection.
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COVAX will compile doses of all nine of the candidate vaccines that the World Health Organization has deemed promising, and buying into the plan is meant to help nations have access to whichever one or several work best, which is not yet known. Therefore, scientists have chosen to focus on the spike protein as one of the major targets for vaccines and therapeutics.
To increase its manufacturing capacity, the company has built a large production unit in Beijing that can meet high bio-safety protection requirements.
However, the institute stressed that much work still has to be done in human trials before the vaccine could reach the market.
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The inactivated vaccine developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products under the CNBG completed its phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in China.
This is the first company in China to conduct an overseas clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine, state broadcaster CGTN reported.
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There were not enough data to compare the accuracy of different tests. The tests do not work accurately when administered at the wrong time.