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Cuba registers another anti-Covid-19 vaccine

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 19 (ACN) The Cuban Public Registry of Clinical Trials registered another Covid-19 vaccine candidate, which process to include volunteers, according to the official program, begins today.

This second project, called Soberana 01 A, will be carried out in parallel to the first trial registered by the Finlay Vaccines Institute, aimed to evaluate its safety, according to data posted on the website of that entity.

Included into the Public Registry on Saturday, another goal of the new research is to explore the immunogenicity of different formulations of the vaccine candidates FINLAY FR-1 and FINLAY FR-1A in different schemes.

Analogous to the first trial, the study entering Phase I is randomly and double-blind. It includes 60 volunteers of both sexes aged 19 to 59 and are divided into three groups.

The first group will receive intramuscular high doses of FINLAY FR-1 plus adjuvant, a treatment that will last 28 days, while the second group will also receive the same doses of the new vaccine candidate in the same period of time.

The third group will be vaccinated with the second vaccine candidate, but at low doses. According to the planned schedule, Phase I of this trial should conclude on November 9.

In late August, the Finlay Vaccines Institute began its first clinical trial of the vaccine candidate against Covid-19, known as Soberana 01, which is moving positively in its research.


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