As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to make strides in the fight against COVID-19, a major breakthrough has happened by a Saudi doctor.
Dr. Iman Al Mansour from Iman Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University and Ph.D. holder in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology-University of Massachusetts has just developed Saudi Arabia’s very first COVID-19 vaccine while being an assistant professor at the university.
Per the university, the preclinical studies of the developed vaccine have been completed and the research has been published. Once the necessary approvals have been given clinical trials will commence.
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As per research findings published in the scientific Pharmaceutical Journal, the vaccine now enters the trial phase and has now adopted a DNA technology which no longer requires freezing, thanks to Dr. Iman Al-Mansour on this Saudi milestone.
While about 60,000 people have already been inoculated with the vaccination in the Kingdom, more than two million people have registered for the vaccine in the first month after the registration process was launched.
Congratulation to Dr. Iman Al Mansour for achieving this phenomenal milestone in Saudi’s history.
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