Swedish company offers to manufacture Russian Sputnik vaccine

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ZandCell, a biotech company with a track record in immunotherapies and Covid-19 diagnostics, has announced that it wants to manufacture the Russian vaccines for worldwide distribution.

The company has signed several contracts with various governments in Asia, South America, and Africa for the manufacturing and sale of 160 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The need for Covid-19 vaccines in less developed countries is enormous.

“We want either Sputnik V vaccine from Gamaleya or Aurora from Vector Institute. Or both. We need a very short preparation time before the actual manufacturing of vaccine vials. I believe Sputnik V is the best vaccine in the world right now. It uses a dual boost mechanism with two different vectors and achieves a better sustainable immunity compared to others. The vaccine is safe and also produces neutralizing antibodies against all new strains. It is also easier to transport and handle in comparison with other vaccines with long cool chains,” said Michael Zand, CEO of ZandCell.

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“Currently, there are huge demands for manufacturing and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. For this reason, ZandCell very much welcomes and offers cooperation with Russia to work with independent manufacturing companies like ZandCell to speed up the process of immunization globally and at a more affordable price.

“We believe that the issue of vaccination will help both individuals and businesses worldwide, and also the social stability of each country as a whole. The development of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik-V, is one of the most successful. I wasn’t surprised when the announcement about the vaccine came last year. I always knew they were the best in virology,” he added.

The company said it is ready to manufacture 750 million doses per year and it offers our capacity to Russia. “Financially, we are in a good position to invest in vaccine production,” added Zand.



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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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