Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank announced that the recombinant vaccine to be developed against Kovid-19 has reached the stage of 3 university animal experiments and one of them has started the experiments. Stating that the clinical stage came after the experiments, Minister Varank said, “We will achieve the studies that will reach the clinical study stage until the end of the year.” said.
Minister Varank made a statement on the agenda in the live broadcast of CNN TÜRK, and explained the activities carried out in the scope of combating the new type of coronavirus Kovid-19.
NEW LINE CAN BE ESTABLISHED
Stating that they will reach the goal of 5 thousand by the end of May in the production of domestic intensive care respiratory equipment, Varank noted that ASELSAN can also establish a new line if needed.
Varank noted that they sent to Somalia, which had no intensive care respirators before, and said, “There are demands from countries that want to buy these devices, but first of all our needs.” said.
WILL BE FIRST IN THE WORLD
Speaking about the production of domestic and national diagnostic kits, Varank said, “There are good developments there as well. We are planning to produce a rapid diagnostic kit that we support, which is currently based on nanotechnology, which is not microbiological but can yield rapid results, perhaps as the first in the world. If the tests are successful, if we get a good result in this, we will have a chance to bring such a new innovative product to the world. ” said.
VACCINE AND PHARMACEUTICAL STUDIES
Varank stated that they cooperate closely with scientists and universities in the vaccine and drug studies to be developed against Kovid-19, “3 universities in recombinant vaccine have reached the animal experimental stage. One of them even started animal experiments. Here, after the animal experiments are completed, clinical studies should be started. When we have already started these studies, we have underlined that in this period, we will support the works that we can get very fast results. Therefore, we already support the works that will go into clinical study until the end of the year with this platform. ” he spoke.
CLINICAL STUDIES ON THE WAY
Explaining that the previously created vaccine groups have transformed their work into Kovid-19, Varank said, "I hope we will succeed until the end of the year. said.
STANDARD COMES TO THE MASK
Varank, noting that currently Turkey's daily production capacity of 40 million as of last week mask now, "Of course we mentioned this surgical masks. In addition, we have worked closely with the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and our ministries and textile federations regarding combed and fabric masks. In a few days, we will have a statement about the standards of masks from fabric. It already has a very high capacity of 40 million surgical masks per day. In addition, we will soon announce the standards for non-disposable fabric masks. We will discuss the ceiling price with our Ministry of Trade. The price of the mask, which provides the basic conditions, can be declared by our Ministry of Trade. ” found in the description.
KOVID-19 TESTS IN OIZS
Varank stated that Kovid-19 tests will be carried out in all organized industrial zones until the end of the month and stated that approximately 15 thousand tests have been carried out only in Kocaeli so far. Pointing out that the samples started to be collected in Ankara, Varank said that the process will be started in big industrial cities.