According to him, for the first time such tests began in South Africa. The specificity of such a drug is that virus-like particles in insect cells do not have genetic material. Based on such a vaccine, various drugs can be created to combat different strains of COVID-19.
“We have worked out a number of different methods, including delivery into cells, isolation and detection of virus-like particles. And now we are working to create a vaccine against COVID-19 based on virus-like particles in insect cells, ”Ishmukhametov said at the general meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences.