China invests millions USD on COVID-19 research projects, calling for international cooperation
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The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China released a comprehensive application guide on Monday (July 6) to solicit up to 37 international anti-COVID-19 cooperation projects focusing on the four orientations.
The overall objective of the call is to strengthen research cooperation with virus-ravaged countries and related international organizations via innovative cooperation in international science and technology, and to share research data and experience in combating the pandemic.
Solicited projects include global multi-center clinical trials of drugs and vaccines, cooperative development of new testing technologies, and on-site quick testing equipment, as well as international research on the mechanisms of TCM in the COVID-19 treatment.
Vaccine candidates that have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials will get priority support, according to the guide of MOST.
Each project needs to have at least one foreign research institute or enterprise to be involved into the whole process of the project. Foreign scientists employed in Chinese mainland institutes, and scientists from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan can also serve as project leaders.
According to Xinhua Net citing from the ministry's guideline, a total of 100 million yuan (about US$14.26 million) from state coffers will be offered to successful candidate projects, with the proposed project implementation period not exceeding two years.
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