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Thailand will start producing its own vaccine in the near future

19.09.2021 53 просмотров

Thailand plans to begin production of its own coronavirus vaccine, dubbed ChulaCov19, later this year or early next year. This was announced on Friday at a briefing by Deputy Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom Natapanu Nopakun.

"Phase 3 clinical trials of the vaccine have begun and production is expected to begin late this year or early next year," he said. "This could make Thailand the first country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to start producing [its own vaccine ]". In late August, it was reported that the drug developed by Chulalongkorn University will be registered with the Food and Drug Administration of Thailand in April 2022.

This vaccine is based on messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology. The ChulaCov19 drug is made from microscopic pieces of coronavirus genetic material without any use of the infection. When the body receives a small portion of this material, the spike protein builds up and stimulates the immune system to fight the virus upon contact. After the vaccine has produced the required amount of protein in the body, it is destroyed within a few days.

At the same time, testing on volunteers of another vaccine against coronavirus, which was created from tobacco leaves and has already been successfully tested on animals, will begin in the near future. “As for [the biological company] Baiya Phytopharm, which is another developer of a local vaccine, the project is entering the first phase of clinical trials, so volunteers are needed to test the Baiya SARS-CoV-2 Vax 1 vaccine,” Nopakun added.< /b>

In Thailand, the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 13, 2020. On Friday, the Ministry of Health informed about 14.5 thousand infected and 171 dead per day. At the moment, the total number of infected people in the kingdom has exceeded 1.44 million, more than 1.3 million people have recovered, 15.1 thousand patients have died.

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