NIH and DBT to review vaccine candidates for Covid-19 this week - (The Economic Times via NewsPoints Desk)

  • According to people aware of the development, the National Institute of Health and India's department of biotechnology (DBT) will meet this week as part of a joint vaccine development programme to review the progress made on vaccine candidates for COVID-19, The Economic Times reported on Monday.

  • Under the Indo-US Vaccine Ando-US Vaccine Action Program, a 35-year-old partnership between the two countries, the parties will now focus on COVID-19 vaccines, and Indian companies with US tie ups will present their R&D of COVID-19 vaccines and their pathways.

  • DBT has funded five Indian companies for their work on developing a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, including Bharat Biotech, Zydus Cadila, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, Biological E and Serum Institute of India.

  • "We will be presenting along without our US partner on our vaccine progress," said one of the companies that has been invited to make a presentation.

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