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FAQ: Is it safe to take antibody cocktail for Covid-19?

According to medical practitioners, the treatment is especially useful in controlling disease among those who have not received the vaccine or got only one shot and also the high-risk contacts of a......

Covaxin phase 3 trial data to be published in July: Bharat Biotech

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech, which is carrying out its phase 3 trial will publish the data in July following that the company will be applying for the full licensure of......

COVID-19 Vaccine: 4 months from lab to jab

'Almost 70 per cent production time of a vaccine is dedicated to quality control, which is done through several hundred tests.'Sohini Das reports. IMAGE: A research scientist at a Serum Institute......

Govt expects speedy launch of single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine

The government is hopeful of a speedy launch of single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light in India and all stakeholders, including the Russian manufacturer and its Indian partners, have been......

Anti-Covid drug developed by DRDO cleared for emergency use

An anti-COVID oral drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate......

Govt caps trade margin on oxygen concentrators at 70%

The government has capped the trade margin on oxygen concentrators at 70 per cent in order to keep in check the price of the much in demand critical life saving component amid the second wave of......

How complex is the process of getting approval for a vaccine?

Vaccine development is a long process to ensure safety and efficacy through different stages and involves regulatory supervision every step of the way. Ruchika Chitravanshi takes you through......

Serum Institute to start phase-2 trials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

The institute expects to complete both, phase-2 and 3 trials in India by the end of this year. Pune's Serum Institute of India (SII) is all set to start phase-2 clinical trials of the Oxford......

Glenmark's favipiravir under fire for 'misguided' claims of Covid-19 drug

The Drug Controller General of India has sent a letter to the Glenmark seeking clarifications on pricing as well as claims of therapeutic efficacy. While Glenmark has claimed this drug is effective......

Another Indian COVID-19 vaccine candidate gets nod for human trial

Zydus plans to initiate the clinical trials of ZyCoV-D in July 2020 across multiple sites in India. In animal studies the vaccine was found to elicit a strong immune response in multiple animal......

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