Specialists of the St. Petersburg Influenza Research Institute I.A. Smorodintsev are developing another vaccine against coronavirus. This is reported by TASS with reference to Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.
“The institution has a high scientific potential, it has both scientific and scientific and production sites engaged in diagnostics. Another vaccine against the new coronavirus infection is being developed at the institute’s site today. We are waiting for the first preliminary results of the <… > in the near future,” the minister explained.
According to Dmitry Lioznov, director of the Influenza Research Institute, the new vaccine is based on the influenza virus. In the autumn, it is planned to start clinical trials of the drug. The vaccine will be available to patients in winter – next spring, according to its creators.
“This drug is interesting because it has a slightly different production technology,” Murashko said. According to the minister, this helps to quickly refocus on new challenges, including quickly scale production.