Moscow, March 29, 2021 – Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund), and Shenzhen Yuanxing Gene-tech Co.,Ltd., one of the leading bio-technological companies in China, have agreed to cooperate on production of over 60 million doses of the world’s first registered vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection Sputnik V in the country.
This amount of the vaccine will be sufficient to vaccinate over 30 million people. The commercial production is due to start in May 2021.
To date Sputnik V has been registered in 57 countries globally with total population of over 1.5 billion people. Efficacy of Sputnik V is 91.6% as confirmed by the data published in the Lancet, one of the world's oldest and most respected medical journals.
The vaccine is based on a proven and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors and uses two different vectors for the two shots in a course of vaccination, providing immunity with a longer duration than vaccines using the same delivery mechanism for both shots.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, commented:
“Sputnik V is one of the best vaccines against coronavirus in the world. It is already approved for use in over 50 countries. Cooperation with Shenzhen Yuanxing Gene-tech will enable us to produce Sputnik V in China, thus increasing the capacities to provide additional amounts as we see rising demand for the Russian vaccine globally.”
Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Currently, RDIF has experience of the successful joint implementation of more than 80 projects with foreign partners totaling more than RUB 2tn and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 800,000 people and generate revenues which equate to more than 6% of Russia’s GDP. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 18 countries that total more than $40 bn. Further information can be found at rdif.ru
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