ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug. 15

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ICMR looks at vaccine launch by Aug. 15

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains III – Science – Health and Medicine

In news:

  • Covaxin – developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech India Ltd (BBIL) got approvals from the Drug Controller General of India for human trials.
  • The trials are done on groups of people and are meant to test if the vaccine is safe on humans and produces protective antibodies.
  • The potential vaccine in question is a SARS-CoV-2 strain sourced from the ICMR-National Institute of Virology.
  • It is envisaged to launch the vaccine latest by 15th August, 2020 after completion of all clinical trials.

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