Israeli-made COVID-19 vaccine may be announced soon

Amid the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), scientists in Israel are expected to announce vaccine for coronavirus in the coming days but a long process of pre-clinical and clinical testing and approval process will take months, according to a media report here.

Scientists at the Israel’s Biological Research Institute are making significant breakthroughs in understanding the virus and have completed development of a vaccine.

“By the time the protein is ready, we hope to have found the right partner who can take us through the clinical stage. The clinical testing experiments themselves are not so long, and we can complete them in 30 days, plus another 30 days for human trials. Most of the time is bureaucracy – regulation and paperwork,” Chen Katz, Biotechnology Group Leader at the institute, was quoted as saying by The Times of Israel.

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