New Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Successfully Passes Clinical Test

The director of Bio-Medical Research at Cuba’s Genetic Engineering and Biotech Center, Gerardo Guillen, said the clinical tests phase I and II for homegrown intra-nasal COVID-19 vaccine MAMBISA were successful.

vaccine MAMBISA Successfully Passes Clinical Test
Vaccine MAMBISA Successfully Passes Clinical Test

The study included 1 thousand 41 volunteers, out of whom over 70 percent saw their inhibitory capacity and antibody titles increase four times, which surpasses initial expectations.

Half the volunteers received an Abdala vaccine shot via intramuscular, and the other half were vaccinated with Mambisa, with the latter ones proving the effect of the candidate vaccine.

This evidence allows for the preparation of a final report on the clinical research and the request to the local regulatory authority to authorize the emergency use of the vaccine.

The Cuban homegrown vaccine has been considered to be administered in convalescents and as a booster. The vaccine stimulates local immunity of nasal mucosa, the main entry of the coronavirus.

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