World’s first ORAL Covid-19 vaccine may begin human trials soon – RT World News

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World's first ORAL Covid-19 vaccine may begin human trials soon - RT World News


    Un vaccin contre le coronavirus qui peut être avalé comme une pilule et administré à domicile pourrait commencer des essais cliniques dans un proche avenir après que ses développeurs aient rapporté des données préliminaires prometteuses.

</p><div><p>Le médicament pionnier, appelé Oravax, est développé par la société israélo-américaine Oramed Pharmaceuticals et la société indienne Premas Biotech.  Les deux sociétés se sont associées pour créer Oravax Medical Inc., qui espère combiner la technologie d'administration orale d'Oramed avec l'expertise vaccinale de Premas pour créer une nouvelle méthode d'inoculation contre Covid-19. </p><div class="read-more large">
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A pilot study in animals found that the oral vaccine helped produce antibodies that create immunity against the virus, the company claims. The promising results have been obtained by administering a single capsule of Oravax, which could potentially differentiate the drug from some of the other vaccines that require two doses.

Prabuddha Kundu, co-founder of Premas Biotech, told Indian media that the administration of the vaccine would be “Like taking a vitamin pill” and that “We’re over 100% sure the technology works and shows promise.” The results of preliminary animal testing will soon be published in a scientific journal, he added.

Oramed CEO Nadav Kidron told the Jerusalem Post that the oral drug would eliminate logistical problems arising from mass vaccination campaigns around the world and that the pill could even be taken by individuals from the comfort of their own homes. .

The drug can be moved to refrigerator temperature and even stored at room temperature, which alleviates some of the problems with some traditional vaccines, which must be kept extremely cold before use. Kidron also claimed that oral administration of the vaccine could lead to fewer side effects.

The capsules would become particularly useful if the Covid-19 vaccines were finally “Recommended annually as the standard influenza vaccine”, he said.

Oravax Medical is currently applying to conduct human trials in several countries, including the United States, Israel, Mexico and Europe. Studies could start as early as July.

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