Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine, said that Ukrainian scientists have developed three prototypes of coronavirus vaccines. Danilov wrote about this in his column on the Ukrainian Truth website.
"Ukraine has the necessary scientific potential to develop its own vaccine against Covid-19, and three groups of domestic scientists have already developed vaccine prototypes. To complete preclinical tests, a laboratory of the appropriate BSL-3 protection class is needed," Danilov said.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine urgently needs to prepare a modern laboratory for the development of vaccines and drugs as soon as possible. For this purpose, this year the state budget allocated UAH 100 million (3.6 mln USD).
Also, the Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov said that there are two developments in the country that could become a vaccine in the future.
The drugs have already reached the stabilization of the dosage form, that is, they go through all preclinical phases in order to move to the clinical phase.