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India’s first COVID-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech gets nod from DCGI for human clinical trials


Hyderabad (Telangana) : Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech introduced that it has efficiently developed Covaxin, India’s first vaccine candidate for Covid-19, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV).

The Drug Controller General of India – CDSCO, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare granted permission to provoke Phase I & II Human clinical trials after the corporate submitted outcomes generated from preclinical research, demonstrating security and immune response. Human clinical trials are scheduled to start out throughout India in July 2020.
The SARS-CoV-2 pressure was remoted in NIV, Pune and transferred to Bharat Biotech.

The indigenous, inactivated vaccine developed and manufactured within the firm’s Bio-Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) High Containment facility positioned in Genome Valley, Hyderabad.

Announcing the vaccine growth milestone, Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director stated: “We are proud to announce COVAXIN, India’s first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19. The collaboration with ICMR and NIV was instrumental in the development of this vaccine.”

Dr Ella added, “The proactive support and guidance from CDSCO has enabled approvals to this project. Our R&D and Manufacturing teams worked tirelessly to deploy our proprietary technologies towards this platform.”



Expedited by way of nationwide regulatory protocols, the corporate accelerated its goal in finishing the excellent pre-clinical research. Results from these research have been promising and present in depth security and efficient immune responses.

Speaking about Bharat Biotech’s prowess, Suchitra Ella, Joint Managing Director stated, “Our ongoing research and expertise in forecasting epidemics has enabled us to successfully manufacture a vaccine for the H1N1 pandemic.”

The recovery rate from the coronavirus on Thursday had been put at 19.89 per cent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

“Continuing our focus on creating the only BSL-3 containment facilities for manufacturing and testing in India, Bharat Biotech is committed to advancing vaccine development as a matter of national importance to demonstrate India’s strength in handling future pandemics,” she added.

Bharat Biotech’s monitor document in growing vero cell tradition platform applied sciences has been confirmed in a number of vaccines for Polio, Rabies, Rotavirus, Japanese Encephalitis, Chikungunya and Zika. (ANI)


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