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China brings its first Covid-19 vaccine patent


MNA International Desk: National Intellectual Property Administration has granted the China’s first patent for a COVID-19 vaccine. The patent was jointly applied for by a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences and CanSino Biologics Inc., a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, said a report in People’s Daily. The team led by Chen Wei, a researcher at the Institute of Military Medicine under the academy, developed the recombinant COVID-19 vaccine, with the modified defective adenovirus as the vector. In March, the vaccine became the first in China to be approved to enter clinical trials. According to the patent abstract, the ...

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Russia approves first Covid-19 vaccine of the world


MNA International Desk: President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation of the Russian population, even as the final stage of clinical trials to test safety and efficacy continue. The speed at which Russia is moving to roll out its vaccine highlights its determination to win the global race for an effective product, but has stirred ...

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Bangladesh to be among first to get free Covid-19 vaccine: Health Secretary


MNA National Desk: Health Services Division Secretary Abdul Mannan today said Bangladesh would be among the first to get any Covid-19 vaccine developed in any country across the world. “First of all, Bangladesh will get the vaccine free of cost,” Mannan said addressing a special meeting with the National Technical Advisory Committee to tackle the outbreak of coronavirus held at the secretariat in Dhaka this noon. Mannan said many countries, including the US and China, are on the verge of developing the Covid-19 vaccine, reports UNB. Countries with a per capita income of less than 4,000 dollars will get the ...

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Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine can train immune system and appears safe


MNA Editorial Desk: A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and trains the immune system, reports BBC. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and white blood cells that can fight coronavirus. The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough to offer protection and larger trials are under way. The UK has already ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine. The vaccine – called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 – is being developed at unprecedented speed. It is made from a genetically engineered virus that ...

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Icddr,b to conduct phase-3 trial of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine


MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) on Sunday approved the icddr,b to conduct the phase-3 human trial of Covid-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese company. “The approval to conduct the Phase-3 clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Chinese company Sinovac Research and Development Co Ltd, will be informed formally within two to three days,” BMRC Director Dr Mahmood-uz-Jahan told media. About a month ago, icddr,b applied to BMRC for permission to conduct Covid-19 vaccine’s phase-3 clinical trial in Bangladesh, he said adding that their application has been approved on Sunday. “We went through their application and reviewed ...

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US researchers test first coronavirus vaccine


MNA Editorial Desk: US researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With careful jabs in the arms of four healthy volunteers, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time after the new virus exploded out of China and fanned out across the globe. “We’re team coronavirus now,” Kaiser Permanente study leader Dr Lisa Jackson said on the eve of the experiment. “Everyone wants ...

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