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AstraZeneca, Russia's Sputnik V developer to sign cooperation memorandum -Kremlin - Metro US

AstraZeneca, Russia’s Sputnik V developer to sign cooperation memorandum -Kremlin

FILE PHOTO: AstraZeneca's logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Britain’s AstraZeneca and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, which developed the Sputnik V vaccine, will sign a memorandum of intent on cooperation on Monday, the Kremlin said.

Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund said this month AstraZeneca would start clinical trials to test a combination of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine with the Sputnik V shot to see if this can boost the efficacy of the British drugmaker’s vaccine.

(Reporting by Dmitry Antonov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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