Argentina proposes to produce AstraZeneca vaccine – 05/04/2021 to United Kingdom

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Buenos Aires, 3 May (EFE). – The Argentine government on Monday proposed to the United Kingdom to produce the vaccine against Kovid-19, developed by the AstraZeneca laboratory in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

The information was conveyed by Argentine Health Minister Carla Vizzotti to the UK Ambassador Mark Buenos in Buenos Aires during a meeting he held in Casa Rosada.

“As we informed AstraZeneca, we asked the Ambassador to continue to seek greater and better opportunities between the two states through the University of Oxford to explore the possibility of being part of the vaccine production chain.” Only for Argentina, but for Latin America as a whole, ”said Vizzotti in a statement.

Recently, the minister held a virtual meeting in the United Kingdom with the Secretary of State for the implantation of the vaccine against Kovid-19, Nadim Zahavi.

Argentina has a vaccine supply contract signed with AstraZeneca. In addition, last August, the neighboring country and Mexico announced an agreement to produce an immunizer developed by AstraZeneca for Latin America.

In Argentina, Grupo Insaud’s mAbxience lab was responsible for producing the active substance in the vaccine, while Mexican laboratory Liomont was supposed to complete the manufacturing and packaging process, but had difficulties obtaining input, and the process was delayed .

Relations with China and Israel.

Vizzotti and presidential adviser Cecilia Nicolini on Monday formally held virtual meetings with China and Israeli officials to formally begin talks on Argentina’s potential involvement in the vaccine production chain against the Kovid-19 and in the research phase Why?

The first meeting was attended by officials of the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm and the Argentine company Synergium Biotech.

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In addition, according to official sources, Vizzotti and Nicolini established their first contact with the team at Hadasa International Hospital, led by Argentinean doctor Jorge Diner, to collaborate for coronavirus, research and prevention, and exchange of experiences. Can be started. Development of vaccines and medicines, epidemiological management, patient care and vaccination campaigns.

The virtual meeting was an early action for the visit of Haidas’s team of experts led by Professor Yoram Weiss, which will take place in Argentina next week.

Cory Weinberg

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