Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University in Saudi Arabia announced Friday that a team from the Institute for Research and Medical Consultations (IRMC) succeeded in developing a vaccine against COVID-19.
“The Institute for Research and Medical Consultations’ team, led by Dr. Iman Al-Mansour, has succeeded in developing a Saudi vaccine against coronavirus,” the university said in a tweet. “Preclinical studies have been completed, the research has been conducted, and clinical trials will begin after taking the necessary approvals.”
نجاح فريق بحثي من معهد الأبحاث والاستشارات الطبية في #جامعة_الإمام_عبدالرحمن_بن_فيصل بقيادة د. إيمان المنصور، بالتوصل إلى لقاح سعودي مضاد لفيروس #كورونا COVID-19 حيث تم الانتهاء من الدراسات قبل السريرية ونشر البحث، وستبدأ التجارب السريرية بعد أخذ الموافقات اللازمة. pic.twitter.com/rf1JMdHMt9
— جامعة الإمام عــبدالرحــمن بن فيصل (@UOD_EDU_SA) January 14, 2021
It also noted that the research’s findings have been published in the scientific Pharmaceutical Journal, achieving high impact.
— قناة الإخبارية (@alekhbariyatv) January 15, 2021
The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received the vaccine, to be followed by many Saudi princes and officials.
Saudi Ministry of Health reported that the Kingdom recorded 364,440 cases, including 35,6201 cases that have been cured, and 6,310 deaths.
On 3 Jan, the Kingdom ended the entry ban, which was related to the spread of new coronavirus strain, allowing entry to the Kingdom by sea, land and air.