China approves first inhalable covid vaccine

China approves first inhalable covid vaccine

This week it was announced that the China National Medical Products Administration approved the first inhalation vaccine against the coronavirus. It is an organic made by the company CanSino Biologicsusing the same technology as the injectable, which consists of introducing genetic material carried by a harmless adenovirus vector into the body.

Currently under development over 100 shots, but this new biologic is the first oral or nasal vaccine to be approved. In this case, this vaccine is inhaled through the mouth.

With the technology to inhale the material through the mouth or nose, experts hope that immune cells in the thin mucous membranes can be protected, preventing the spread of the virus.

The company responsible for the vaccine said in a statement that the nasal dose is “effectively a” comprehensive immune protection in response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus after just one breath.”

One of its main advantages, the company explains, is that it is much easier to transport and distribute.

As for the operation, the Air of Persuasionas this vaccine is called, it is used with a nebulizer that: turns liquid into an aerosol for inhalation by mouth.

The idea of ​​this type of vaccine is to reach the lungs and upper respiratory tract, which are the entry points into the body for viruses, such as the flu or SARS-CoV-2.

The first approval this vaccine has tentatively received in China is only for use in booster dose.

Source: El heraldo