Russian scientists will create mice to test vaccines against coronavirus. This was reported on the website of Rospotrebnadzor on Monday, April 27.
Animals will be similar to human symptoms of coronavirus infection.
“Institute of gene biology, RAS, jointly with the SRC VB “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor began work on the creation of mice that are sensitive to infection with the novel coronavirus. The work is carried out taking into account the world experience of creation of mice models of SARS and MERS”, — stated in the message. It is noted that these mice will allow to study vaccines and therapeutic drugs against COVID-19.
“the Main difference of this model from existing in the world will be her biological security — mice acquire sensitivity to the virus only after induction in the conditions of a Virology laboratory to eliminate risks to work with them in nurseries and non-specialized laboratories during a pandemic,” — said in Rospotrebnadzor.
it is Also noted that the mouse will be created by transgenesis (the process of introducing a person or nature of a foreign gene, called a transgene, into a living organism, — ed. “Of the tape.ru”). However, as soon as the molecular cloning of complex structures, the researchers will move to the gene editing system CRISPR/Cas9.
the First results expected in June 2020.
Earlier, the head of Minpromtorg Denis Manturov declared that the vaccine against coronavirus should appear in Russia until the end of 2020. Preclinical testing is scheduled to begin in June. “We will try in every possible way so it was quicker to give a ready — made vaccine for human use”, said Manturov.
According to the latest figures, revealed in the world of 2.97 million cases of infection with novel coronavirus infection. From COVID-19 died 206,5 thousand people 865,7 thousands of people recovered.