In this April 10, 2020 photo, a staff member shows an inactivated COVID-19 vaccine sample at a production unit of the China National Biotec Group. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – An inactivated COVID-19 vaccine developed by China has started phase-3 clinical trials in Argentina, according to its developer China National Biotec Group (CNBG), which is affiliated to Sinopharm.
The launch ceremony of the phase-3 clinical trials was held in Beijing Friday after the CNBG obtained the certificate of approval for the process.
This is an achievement brought about by CNBG's international cooperation in a bid to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
The CNBG will work together with a company in Argentina to promote research and development related to the inactivated vaccine.
Liu Jingzhen, chairman of Sinopharm, said the phase-3 clinical trials will help fight the epidemic and contribute to the building of a community of health for all.
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