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Cuban scientists advancing research on nasal vaccine against COVID-19
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The Xinhua reported according to Eduardo Martinez, president of the state-owned biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries group BioCubaFarma, Cuban scientists are advancing research on a nasal vaccine against COVID-19.

Martinez posted on Twitter: "Final evaluations are underway to complete development of the vaccine, #Mambisa."

The scientist added: "We think it may help prevent transmission of #SARSCoV2 and provide a certain level of immunity."

Cuba-Havana-capitol building/Pixabay
Cuba-Havana-capitol building/Pixabay

Martinez assured that the vaccine candidate Mambisa "has demonstrated a high mucosal immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in clinical studies. It could be very effective against transmission."

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The Xinhua noted that Cuba has three homegrown vaccines against COVID-19 (Abdala, Soberana-02 and Soberana Plus), which it has used to mass immunize the 11.2 million Cubans.

It said that Mambisa, one of the few nasal application COVID-19 vaccines in the world, and Soberana-01 are two other Cuban vaccine candidates still under research.

Source: xinhua