The Argentine laboratory Richmond announced this Friday that production of 550,000 new doses concluded Component 1 of the Sputnik V vaccine, which has been being made in the country since the beginning of last month.
“Today, we finished the production of 550,000 new doses of component 1 of the Sputnik V vaccine,” the pharmaceutical company published through its official Twitter account.
And he added that he continues “working with great effort and maximum energy with the commitment of local supply by making the largest quantity of vaccines available.”
Today, we finished the production of 550,000 new doses of component I of the vaccine #SputnikV. We continue to work with great effort and maximum energy with the commitment of local supply by making the largest quantity of vaccines available. pic.twitter.com/GAnGoH7uxX
— Richmond Lab (@richmond_lab) July 2, 2021
On Thursday, the president of Laboratorios Richmond, Marcelo Figueiras, announced that next week the first 450,000 Sputnik V vaccines manufactured in Argentina could be in circulation.
As highlighted by Figueiras, this possibility that is given to the South American country paves “the path to sustainable health autonomy in the field of vaccines”.
On the other hand, the businessman said that on Monday of next week he will start the production of the first batch of component 2, which must subsequently undergo the rigorous control phases with the Gamaleya Institute and the Argentine health authorities.
The Richmond manager indicated that the objective of this laboratory is to produce one million doses in August to that Argentina have “a high level of vaccination“in the last quarter of this year.
In February of this year, Richmond Laboratories signed a memorandum of understanding with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to produce Sputnik V, the vaccine with which the Southern Cone nation began its vaccination plan against covid-19. at the end of December 2020.
Beyond the local development of this inoculator, Argentina continues to receive weekly shipments from Moscow, from where the country has received more than 11 million units.