Russia to complete phase one clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine in March

  01 March 2021    Read: 531
Russia to complete phase one clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine in March

Russia’s Federal Medical Biological Agency (FMBA) plans to complete phase one clinical trials of the Mir-19 coronavirus medicine in mid-March, the agency’s head Veronika Skvortsova said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, AzVision.az reports citing TASS.

"We received permission to conduct clinical trials on December 30. All pre-clinical trials are over. Clinical trials began soon after the New Year. However, since it is a new molecule - it’s patented and unparalleled - we are conducting phase one trials particularly carefully because we need to prove that it’s safe for humans. We will complete phase one by mid-March. We are about to start working with patients and launch phase two," she said.


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