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GPO ready for industrial vaccine production

By The Nation

 

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The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) has announced progress in the development of three Thai Covid-19 vaccines, with results expected by the end of 2020 and a plant in Saraburi standing ready to begin manufacturing the successful candidate.

 

GPO director general Dr Witoon Danwiboon on Monday (June 1) revealed that his organisation was funding development of two types of vaccines against Covid-19 – a virus-like particle vaccine developed by the Siriraj Hospital’s Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University; and a sub-unit vaccine developed by the Faculty of Pharmacy, Chulalongkorn University.

 

Both vaccines use cell-culture technology and research methods. If the prototype vaccines prove effective during trials on laboratory animals, the GPO will begin mass producing the drugs at its Saraburi factory for clinical trials on humans.

 

The GPO is also collaborating with the National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) to research and develop a third vaccine by splicing SARS-CoV2 RNA into genes of an inactivated influenza virus. If successful, the prototype will be injected into eggs and incubated to allow for replication. Preliminary results for all three types of vaccine are expected by the end of 2020.

 

"Pharmacists are standing ready to produce the vaccine for Covid-19, and we have a factory that is currently capable of producing influenza vaccine, which can be adapted to make coronavirus vaccine,” said Dr Witoon.

 

“We also have experts working on research and development who have experience in producing many types of vaccines. They are supported by modern machinery and equipment both at the laboratory level and at the industrial level, and all are ready to cooperate with both domestic and international agencies. We are still waiting for results of research that will show which type of vaccine is best suited to industrial production,” he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388885?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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Preliminary results for all three types of vaccine are expected by the end of 2020

And then it's what, 3-6 months to large scale production? Should have multiple candidates from all over the world by then.

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Cure this virus next year a new one Virus are very adaptable. Anyone ever wondered why they never found cure for the common cold?

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no need for animal trials

 

even less need to do a real clinical trial with a SALT WATER placebo

 

no, big pharma will use meningitis vaccine as placebo, I think I read...

 

no need to test and scare everybody for a 0.2 percent mortality !!!

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21 minutes ago, ubon farang said:

Cure this virus next year a new one Virus are very adaptable. Anyone ever wondered why they never found cure for the common cold?

add to your list:

cancer

hiv

malaria

dengue

herpes

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So they don't know yet if any of those prospective vaccines will work and if yes, which one, but they are ready to produce it in large numbers. Mind boggling.

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12 minutes ago, Caldera said:

So they don't know yet if any of those prospective vaccines will work and if yes, which one, but they are ready to produce it in large numbers. Mind boggling.

But this is no different than the UK and maybe other countries, the UK has adapted a site (Harwell)and it is ready when/if a  vaccine is ready, little point producing a vaccine then thinking about how to produce it in the millions, i think i read the UK has already secured production facilities abroad to avoid any delays in production. 

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22 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

GPO ready for industrial vaccine production

Finally. A vaccine for industrial disease. Dire Straits will be happy to hear this.

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