3 units received funding from the VINIF Innovation Fund (Vingroup) including: Vaccine and Biological One Member Limited Company (Vabiotech), Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and Institute of Medicine Training study preventive medicine and public health.
In particular, No. 1 Vaccine and Biological Products Co., Ltd. (Vabiotech) will receive VND 8 billion for the research project: “Developing vaccines against new strains of corona virus (COVID-19) on baculovirus media at laboratory scale “by company president TS. Do Tuan Dat, chairman. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology received nearly VND 7.5 billion in funding for the project “Research on epidemiological characteristics and acute respiratory infections virus caused by new strain of corona virus 2019 (2019-nCoV) in Vietnam” by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Phan Trong Lan is the Chairman and Director of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. Prof. Dang Duc Anh, vice president. Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health has received VND 4 billion in the project “Developing the national early warning system for global COVID-19 epidemic to assess the risk of infection and develop a plan emergency response plan “by the President. Lê Thị Hương is in charge.
Projects to receive funding have undergone a full range of selection processes from profile preparation, review, board meetings and decision-making from the Scientific Council (including leading scientists in the field). biotechnology, preventive medicine, epidemiological hygiene and treatment of infectious diseases at home and abroad.
TS Do Tuan Dat (Chairman of Vaccine and Biological One Member Limited Liability Company, Head of Covid-19 Vaccine Research Group) shared: “The financial support from Vingroup is really significant for Our research team and the Vietnamese scientific community in a critical time, we are very surprised by the efforts of the Fund’s Executive Board, less than 10 working days, both the Fund and The team has completed the tasks from writing the notes, through the review board and signing the implementation contract – this has never been in any of our research proposals so far. I, the individuals and units that receive the grant, will make every effort to complete the research. on time and on schedule. ”
All funding will be used by units to research, manufacture and test vaccines, determine the epidemiological and viral characteristics of acute respiratory infections, Covid-19, and develop an estimation model. disease patterns, predict the possibility of transmission, determine necessary response measures, give appropriate warnings.
Specifically, Co., Ltd. Vaccines and Biological Products No. 1 is expected to initially produce 1,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine (Covid-19) according to the technological process of producing coronavirus vaccine on baculovirus media. at a laboratory scale. Vaccines are evaluated on animals before testing on humans.
The Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training will develop a statistical analysis model, translation prediction tools and necessary resources estimates. National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology studies epidemiological characteristics, infection process, virus, serological response in infected people and response to Covid-19 epidemic in the North, the Central, the South and the Central Highlands region , propose solutions to prevent and control epidemics.
Of the three research projects mentioned above, two projects of VINIF’s Science Council directly appraise, select and will accept, manage. The remaining project is funded by VINIF in cooperation with the Office of State Key Programs, Ministry of Science and Technology. This project is reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology through the National Science Council.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Assoc. Phan Thi Ha Duong (Executive Director of Vingroup Innovation Fund – VinIF) said: “With the role of an organization to promote scientific and technological research in Vietnam, in the face of complicated disease situation. and endangered, we look forward to empowering scientists in the field of disease prevention and control, and it will be very effective to work together with the government. The selected projects have all been rigorously reviewed through the National Council or the Science Council of the Foundation We hope that Vietnam will make scientific contributions and will succeed in the challenge against the disease. this. ”
This is the first time the Ministry of Science and Technology mobilizes socialization resources to carry out unexpected research tasks in the context of the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic. Vingroup is also the first private enterprise to join hands with the State in combating disease and protecting public health. The model is a typical example showing that Vietnam’s ecosystem of science and technology and innovation have been expanding, when businesses joined the State to solve urgent social science and technology problems.