‘A great milestone in India’s scientific capability’

Bharat Biotech on approval for emergency use of Covaxin

Hyderabad, Jan 3: Expressing delight over the approval on restricted emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, Bharat Biotech on Sunday said it has generated excellent safety data with robust immune responses to multiple viral proteins that persist and their goal is to provide global access to populations that need it the most.
The approval of Covaxin for emergency use is a giant leap for innovation and novel product development in India, Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm said in a statement.
Ella said it was a proud moment for the nation and a great milestone in India’s scientific capability, a kickstart to the innovation ecosystem in India.
“While this vaccine addresses an unmet medical need during this pandemic, our goal is to provide global access to populations that need it the most. Covaxin has generated excellent safety data with robust immune responses to multiple viral proteins that persist,” he said. On Sunday, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for restricted emergency use.
Covaxin is being indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Virology (NIV).
Covaxin is a highly purified and inactivated 2 dose SARS-CoV2 vaccine, manufactured in a Vero cell manufacturing platform with an excellent safety track record of more than 300 million doses, he said. (PTI)

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