MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 27th September, 2021) Vietnam‘s VABIOTECH pharmaceutical company that is expected to bottle Russia‘s Sputnik V can turn the Southeast Asian nation into a production center for the COVID-19 vaccine in the region, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi said in an interview with Sputnik.
Vietnam registered Sputnik V in March.
VABIOTECH received the developer’s certificate of validation and bottled the first batch of the vaccine in July.
“The fact that VABIOTECH has successfully bottled the Sputnik V vaccine is of great significance. In Vietnam, Sputnik V is the only vaccine that has had initial success in technology transfer. Thereby, creating a premise for not only ensuring the domestic demand for vaccines, but also gradually turning Vietnam into a production center for the Sputnik V vaccine in Southeast Asia,” Khoi said.