“Covid-19 Vaccine for Thais” campaign
Good news for locals and the rest of the world; local institution Chulalongkorn University (Chula) has set a goal to make COVID-19 vaccines on their campus, and they’ve started a fundraising campaign to build a factory for it.
The campaign, dubbed “Covid-19 Vaccine for Thais”, aims to raise 500 million to build a factory at the university’s Samyan campus, said Chulalongkorn president Bandit Euaporn as shared by Bangkok post.
Human trials expected to start June 2021
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Baiya Phytopharm, a medical start-up company formed by Chula, is contributing to the COVID-19 vaccine programme by using tobacco leaves with low-nicotine to stimulate antibodies. The company recently developed the “Baiya Rapid Covid-19” test kit which used the same ingredient.
In June 2021, they will conduct human trials with 300 volunteers and are expecting to launch their final-stage human trials with 10,000 subjects three months later.
Hope amid the COVID-19 crisis
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This development in pharmaceuticals and medicine is a huge step for Thailand in combating COVID-19.
We anticipate the vaccine being available nationwide and things going back to normal again!
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