CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

China's military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks.

Currently, more than 200 vaccine candidates are at different stages of development and 15 have reached human clinical trials, Swaminathan said.

Beijing has ramped up coronavirus testing efforts and has tested about a third of the Chinese capital's population so far, a city official said on Sunday, as authorities seek to control an outbreak stemming from a wholesale market in mid-June.

But CanSino said that it can not guarantee that the vaccine, which has undergone both phase one and two clinical trials in China, will ultimately be commercialised. CNBG said on Tuesday it will run a Phase 3 for its vaccine candidate in the United Arab Emirates, without specifying which shot will be tested.

China first announced it had been permitted to test its potential Covid-19 vaccine on humans last week. The drug proved to be safe and showed some efficacy in clinical trials, according to the company.


CanSino in a statement filed with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd on Monday said Ad5-nCoV won approval for clinical trials early in March.

Swaminathan said, "at the moment, we do not have a proven vaccine but if we are lucky, there will be one or two successful candidates before the end of this year". "The Ad5-nCoV is now limited to military use only, and its use can not be expanded to a broader vaccination range without the approval of the Logistics Support Department", CanSino said.

CanSino declined to disclose whether the inoculation of the vaccine candidate is mandatory or optional, citing commercial secrets, in an email to Reuters.

CanSino revealed it had received a certificate from China's National Medical Products Administration to launch clinical trials. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries.

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