November 15 (SeeNews) - Russia is in talks for the registration of its single-dose coronavirus vaccine Sputnik Light in Serbia, Russian industry and trade minister Denis Manturov said.
"We are negotiating with our colleagues regarding the registration of Sputnik Light in Serbia and hope for early completion of this process," the Russian industry and trade ministry quoted Manturov as saying in a press release on Sunday.
Russia has already delivered 2 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Serbia, which represents roughly two-thirds of the agreed delivery, Manturov said after a meeting with Nenad Popovic, Serbia's minister without portfolio in charge of innovation, on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Sputnik Light is a version of the two-dose Sputnik V vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute, which is suited for areas with acute outbreaks, allowing more people to be vaccinated quickly and can also be used as a booster dose.
In June, Serbia started the serial production of the Sputnik V vaccine at the Torlak immunology institute in Belgrade. The institute will produce four million doses of the Russian vaccine within four to six months, the government said back then.