Globe Biotech Limited, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh, is determined to reach coronavirus vaccine every Bangladeshi citizen within December this year if all goes well.
Dr. Asif Mahmood, the head of Globe Biotech Ltd. Research and Development Department, said they are cent percent optimistic that they will be successful in their next step of devolving the vaccine. He said they do not see any obstacles to become successful if they get the government’s assistance.
Asif said they dreamed of developing the vaccine on March 8 when the first three corona cases reported in Bangladesh. It has now become a dream of millions of Bangladeshis to develop the vaccine as Asif and his team is going to launch human trial to test the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine within weeks.
“The first corona vaccine invented in Bangladesh is expected to come to the market in December, the month of victory, if everything goes as per our plans,” Asif said.
The company recently claimed that it had found the vaccine effective in animal’s body. They expect that they will find it effective in the human body as well.
“We’ve got initial success in our work on developing the vaccine as It has been successful in the animal model. Now we hope it will work successfully in the human body as well,” Asif said.
The entire world has now become helpless due to Covid-19 or coronavirus pandemic, and the number of infections and fatalities is on the rise. The virus has killed over half a million people in the last five months while inflected over one crore more.
More than 100 research institutions around the world are trying to develop a vaccine to deal with the virus. It was reported that the Oxford vaccine is now at the final stage. On June 29, China claimed that it successfully developed a coronavirus preventive vaccine. The country initially allowed its military to use it for one year.