Pilot plant to make tobacco-based vaccine launched in Bangkok

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Friday (Aug 13) inspected a pilot production facility for a plant-based Covid-19 vaccine at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

The plant-based vaccine project is a collaboration between Chulalongkorn University and Baiya Phytopharm Ltd. It uses a subunit protein extracted from tobacco leaves to mimic Covid-19 and trigger an immune response in recipients.

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