Belgrade’s virology institute starts filling first Sputnik V control vials

Sputnik V vaccine. [Shutterstock/vovidzha]

The Serbian minister for innovation and technological development Nenad Popović on Thursday met a delegation of Russian experts who supervised the filling of the first control vials of the Sputnik V vaccine conducted by Belgrade’s Torlak Institute of Virology, Vaccines and Serums, the minister’s office said.

The Russian representatives said the dynamic with which Serbia was establishing the production of the Sputnik V vaccine was exceptional, the statement read. 

Popović said that samples would be sent to the Gamaleya Institute in Moscow by the end of this week, to analyse the quality of the filled vaccines. Russian partners were very pleased with the technological and personnel capacities of the Torlak Institute, he added.

“Immediately after establishing of the first phase of production, which envisages transporting the substance from Russia under special conditions, filling into doses under highest standards, packaging and distribution of the vaccine, we are ready to start the second phase – producing the substance at the Torlak Institute,” Popović added. ( |

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