Chinese State-Owned Sinopharm Invites Pakistan’s HealthBee Projects to Participate in COVID-19 Vaccine

Apr 24, 2020 | China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pakistan, Sinopharm, Vaccine

Chinese State-Owned Sinopharm Invites Pakistan’s HealthBee Projects to Participate in COVID-19 Vaccine

China’s Sinopharm, known to have claimed to have developed a COVID-19 vaccine, has invited Pakistan’s National Institute of Health for clinical trials. Via the “HealthBee Projects Private Limited,” the Chinese group will invite Pakistan to participate in the study.

The First?

Sinopharma, owned by the State (e.g. People’s Republic of China), reports it is one of the “first” organizations to have led the development of a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. In a recent report, they touted that 80% of the mandatory immunization needs in the world’s most populous nation are led by this firm now helping to lead the fight against COVID-19.

Recent Vaccines

TrialSite News has reported on the recent approvals by Chinese authorities, two different experimental coronavirus vaccines involving a unit of Sinovac Biotech and the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products. And in March, the regulatory authorities approved a study for an Academy of Military Medical Sciences along with their private sector partner CanSino Bio.

Who is HealthBee Projects?

HealthBee Projects was set up in Pakistan to help assess gaps in medical care with an emphasis on affordable medical services. They collaborate with leading medical companies locally and internationally. They are affiliated with Servaid Pharmacy (Pvt.) Ltd, which has an extensive network of shops and pharmacies with 40 stores operational in Lahore, Daska, Gujranwala, and Sialkot.

2 Comments

  1. STEVENS MAUOANE

    Keen to know if Heath Bee Projects has a presence in Africa. If so, where?

    • TrialSite

      Dear Stevens,
      Thanks for visiting TrialSite News and sharing your comments. We can’t be certain but there is no evidence that this Pakistani organization is working directly with Africa. They do have a collaboration with a pharmacy in Pakistan called ServAid. We reviewed this group and not certain they operate outside of Pakistan. We checked out your website and if we read correctly you are doing good work bringing needed clinical research to South Africa & other areas–part of the African Clinical Research Network. If we find anything of relevance based on your question we will most certainly contact you. We are expanding the website to include more capability including bringing together clinical trials professionals so grateful you visit the site. Feel free to ping us anytime.
      Best Regards,
      Publisher

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