On March 8, according to the Science and Technology Daily, the second "Minister's Channel" of the Fifth Session of the 13th National People's Congress opened today. Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang brought you good news about new crown drugs and vaccines.
Wang Zhigang revealed that broad-spectrum drugs against coronavirus or new coronavirus are being actively developed; vaccination through nasal spray and inhalation is also under study, and there is good progress now.
Wang Zhigang said that China has always adhered to five major directions to carry out scientific research, including vaccines, drugs, testing, animal models and scientific traceability.
In terms of vaccines, there were 3 inactivated vaccines and 1 adenovirus vector vaccine with conditions, and this year, another recombinant protein vaccine was listed with conditions. There are also two technical routes that have made positive progress. One is mRNA vaccines, which have entered Phase III clinical trials; the other is DNA vaccines, which have also entered Phase III clinical trials. This is an important achievement achieved by the majority of scientific researchers with their level, integrity, dedication and perseverance.
In terms of drug research and development, 1 neutralizing antibody drug has been marketed with conditions, and 3 small molecule drugs have entered Phase III clinical trials. In addition, there are some neutralizing antibody drugs, small molecule drugs, and traditional Chinese medicines, which are all under active research and development, showing good prospects.
In terms of detection, sample detection can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, and an integrated detection system can detect 200,000 samples a day, greatly improving the capability.