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Tag: Coronavirus Vaccine

GSK To Produce One Billion Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Next Year

London: Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday said it plans to produce 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine adjuvant, an ingredient that makes vaccines work better, in 2021 to support multiple Covid-19 vaccine collaborations. Saying that it has started manufacture of the adjuvant at risk, the company added that it was in discussions with governments and […]

Glenmark to start trial combining 2 anti-viral drugs on Covid patients in India

New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it will commence another new Phase 3 clinical trial on a combination of two anti-viral drugs Favipiravir and Umifenovir in hospitalized patients of moderate COVID-19 in India. Glenmark has received approval from the Indian regulator to initiate the study. The combination study which will be called the […]

India will have to play key role in mass production of coronavirus vaccine: France

New Delhi: India will have an important role to play in the mass production of medicines and vaccines for coronavirus infection once the treatment for the deadly disease is found, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said. Dozens of researchers across the globe are racing against time to come out with a vaccine for coronavirus that […]

Coronavirus vaccine: US Lab Finds SARS Antibody to neutralise COVID-19 virus

San Francisco: An antibody first identified in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003 has demonstrated ability to prevent SARS-CoV-2 live virus infection of cells in laboratory, says a study, raising new hope in the fight against COVID-19. The antibody, called S309, is now on a […]

WHO Chief Scientist Commends India For Keeping COVID-19 Cases Low

New Delhi: World Health Organisation’s Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday commended India for keeping the coronavirus cases and deaths very low compared to other countries and said it will play an important role in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. She said the whole world has to be prepared for the ongoing transmission […]

Italian researchers claim to have developed world's first Covid-19 vaccine

Rome: Italian researchers have claimed that they have successfully developed a vaccine to contain coronavirus (Covid-19) which is likely to work on humans, a report said. Luigi Aurisicchio, CEO of Takis, the firm developing the medication, said that a coronavirus candidate vaccine has neutralised the virus in human cells for the first time, the Arab […]

Israel Claims Breakthrough In COVID-19 Treatment

Tel Aviv: In what could be said as a breakthrough in the treatment of patients infected with novel-Coronavirus, Israel’s Defence Minister revealed that the top Biological Research institute of his country is on the verge of inventing treatment for the deadly virus. Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett made the claims following his visit to the […]

US will have COVID-19 vaccine by year's end: US Prez Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump expressed confidence that the country would have a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year and revised the number of deaths due to the disease in America up to a minimum of 80,000. “We are very confident we’re going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, […]

We are very close to a vaccine: Donald Trump
Fighting COVID-19: US is very close to a vaccine, says Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump while addressing the daily White House coronavirus briefing said “we are very close to a vaccine”, after noting vaccine trials taking place in the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. He was joined by Vice-President Mike Pence and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator, the BBC reported. […]

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First patients injected as UK begins human trial of coronavirus vaccine

London: The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study, the BBC reported. Half will receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available This Year, Says UK Scientist

London: Two scientists who are leading the charge for a coronavirus vaccine in the UK have been speaking about their projects. Professor Sarah Gilbert is head of a team at the University of Oxford. Trials, which have had 5,000 volunteers, are set to begin on Thursday, the BBC reported. “We just start with two people […]

Oxford Varsity COVID-19 Vaccine Human Trials From Thursday: UK Health Secretary

London: The UK government on Tuesday announced that the human trial of a potential COVID-19 candidate vaccine being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford will begin from Thursday. Scientists at the University of Oxford last week promised a super-fast vaccine during a virtual press conference, saying the vaccine will be available by September. […]

COVID19: Numbers Can Be Exponential, Resurge In Cases Abroad Cause Of Concern: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said that as the country is dealing with an infectious pandemic, the number of the cases may be exponential but the government is adequately prepared for management of coronavirus cases. Addressing the daily press briefing, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: “This is a […]

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Johnson & Johnson plans to start human trial of COVID-19 vaccine by Sept

Mumbai: US-based global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate, adding that it expects to initiate testing of the vaccine in humans at the latest by September this year. The first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available for emergency use authorisation in early 2021, […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: 35 companies in race to produce COVID19 vaccine, trials begin

London: Around 35 pharmaceutical companies and institutes are racing against time to create a possible vaccine to prevent thousands of people from getting infected from COVID-19 virus. At least four such companies have already started testing in animals. The science journal of American Association of Advancement in Science (AAAS) reports that Boston based biotech firm, […]

COVID19 vaccine research not for sale, says German Foreign Minister

Berlin: Germany cannot allow other countries to “exclusively” acquire the results of its researchers, the country’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Funke media group on Monday. On Sunday, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported that US President Donald Trump had attempted to lure scientists from German company CureVac, which is researching a coronavirus vaccine, […]

Human trials for coronavirus vaccine to begin in April

Massachusetts: A vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) developed by Moderna Therapeutics will be ready for human testing as early as April. According to a report in Time, Moderna Therapeutics, a bio-tech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was created just 42 days after the genetic sequence […]

Researchers Develop Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate

Sydney: A team of researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia has created their first vaccine candidate in the laboratory for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The team will move immediately into further development before formal pre-clinical testing, the university said on Friday. The proof-of-concept milestone comes in less than a month after the project’s […]

Coronavirus Vaccine May Still Be A Year Away: Australia Varsity

New Delhi: A scientist involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine at Australia’s University of Queensland has said that it may take about one year before people will actually be able to use it. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a partnership against epidemics by public, private, philanthropic, and civil organisations earlier commissioned the University […]

UK Donates $26mn To Speed Up Coronavirus Vaccine

London: The UK government has donated 20 million pounds ($26 million) towards a break-neck plan to produce a vaccine to combat the deadly new coronavirus, which has till Monday claimed the lives of 361 people in China alone. On Sunday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that government’s investment will go to CEPI – the Coalition […]