Nigerian scientists seek financial assistance for preventive vaccines’ research

A bunch of scientists from completely different establishments, coordinated by Vice Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, Prof. Kola Oloke, has developed two potential vaccines that may forestall the Coronavirus illness presently ravaging the world.

The scientists, who’re calling for financial assistance from the federal government and related stakeholders, stated they had been spurred into motion by the necessity to rise to the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Oloke and chief of the staff, Dr. Oladipo Kolawole, a microbiologist, who specialises  in Medical Virology (Immunology and Bioinformatics) from Adeleke University, Ede, made this recognized on Monday in a press release they collectively signed.

Dr. Ajayi Folorunsho, a medical physiologist with a specialisation in Pathophysiology from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, additionally signed the assertion.

According to them, the research work has reached a complicated stage of animal trial experiment, which might assist to determine the veracity and efficacy of the vaccines for the prevention of the dreaded illness.

“We have labored extensively by exploring the SARS-CoV-2 genome from African international locations to pick the very best potential vaccine candidates.

“After attempting out some chosen processes of vaccine growth, we’ve got been in a position to decide on the perfect potential vaccine candidates for the SARS-CoV -2 and so they have made the attainable latent vaccine constructs,” the scientists stated.

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