RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, January 13th, União Química pharmaceutical company and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced they will apply for emergency use authorization of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to the National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) later this week, according to a statement released by the RDIF.
However, the vaccine's clinical trials need to be in phase 3 for the application to be possible. Last Friday, January 8th, ANVISA published a note explaining that União Química "requested authorization to conduct phase 3 clinical trials in Brazil" on December 29th, 2020, but . . .