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Russian Biocad Will Release The Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine

Russian Biocad Will Release The Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine

The Russian biotechnological company Biocad will produce a vaccine against the coronavirus "Sputnik V" of the Gamalei Institute, and it also plans to establish production of a dry vaccine, the pharmaceutical company proclaimed.

"On September 23, 2020, the biotechnological company Biocad signed an agreement with the research center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. Gamalei of the Ministry of Health of Russia on the industrial production of the vaccine. Biocad is becoming an industrial partner of the research center and will provide mass production of the Sputnik V vaccine, the company said.

In addition to the production of the liquid vaccine, the partners plan to launch the production of lyophilized (in the form of powder) vaccine, the company said. It does not require special storage conditions during transportation.

"The production of the dry vaccine was temporarily frozen since the center does not have such capacities for freeze-drying to provide the country in serious quantities. Now that we have joined the company Biocad, which has serious capacity for lyophilization, we hope that the dry vaccine will be produced in the right quantities," the press service of the pharmaceutical company quotes the words of The Director of the center. Gamalei By Alexander Ginzburg.

Industrial production of the drug will begin before the end of the year, the company said.

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