Homegrown mRNA Thai vaccine for Covid-19 could be ready by year end — report
The Thai Food and Drug Administration will soon review trial results from its country’s first locally-developed Covid-19 vaccine, which uses the same mRNA technology that successful vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have also employed. If all goes well, Thailand will roll out its first homegrown vaccine by the end of this year, its government has said.
The first lot of the vaccine was produced by BioNet-Asia, and developed by Chulalongkorn University researchers, the Bangkok Post reported. The jab, dubbed ChulaCov19, has yet to begin clinical trials in humans but expects to later this year, the Chula Vaccine Research Center said. The center worked in collaboration with UPenn Professor Drew Weissman, who also worked on the mRNA vaccine tech that Pfizer/BioNTech deployed.
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