As the global pharmaceutical industry races to develop a vaccine to protect people from the coronavirus pandemic, two Saudi Arabian entities are working towards developing a COVID-19 vaccine in line with Islamic law, according to a leader on the project.
The SaudiVax team training on cell culture at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (Supplied)
The groundbreaking of the Saudi Vaccine and Biopharmaceutical Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia on December 15, 2018. (Courtesy: Dr. Mazen Hassanain)
Saudi Arabia’s emerging vaccine industry
The SaudiVax team on the land where the first biological manufacturing center in the Middle East will be built, on the campus of KAUST, in January 2020. (Supplied)
A Saudi volunteer supervisor checks the temperature of another volunteer following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 10, 2020. (Reuters)