Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin too gets nod for emergency use

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India's vaccine rollout will begin with the availability of two jabs- Oxford-Astra Zeneca's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's homegrown Covaxin- with the Drugs Controller General of India expected to issue final approvals on Sunday. Covishield maker Serum Institute has offered a price of Rs 225-250 per dose for the first tranche,...

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'Who will opt for vaccine...': Congress questions approval, slams govt
Congress leader Manish Tewari alleged that the union government has 'politically misused pandemic in its entirety'. Tewari also slammed the Centre over the grant of approval to Bharat Biotech's Covid vaccine. The congress leader, however, did not name the Hyderabad-based company. On Sunday, DCGI approved the Oxford University-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for restricted emergency use. Many other opposition leaders including Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor and Akhilesh Yadav have voiced against the approval to Bharat Biotech's vaccine. Amid the political slugfest, Bharat Biotech chairperson and managing director, Krishna Ella, hit out at the critics. The company also asked for a weeks' time to prove its efficacy with evidence.

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Bharat Biotech

Indian biotechnology company and vaccine manufacturer
The government on Monday said it had paid an advance of over Rs 2,500 crore to Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech for supply of 16 crore doses of Covid..
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"The news reports suggest that the last order placed with the two vaccine makers (100 million doses with SII and 20 million doses with Bharat Biotech) was in..
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AstraZeneca

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company
All under-40s are to be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as a precaution.
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President Joe Biden has said that the US was "doing a lot for India" by sending it oxygen and materials to make anti-Covid-19 vaccines. Biden's spokesperson Jen..
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Serum Institute of India

World Largest Vaccine Producer
The UK-India trade deals include an investment of 240 million pounds by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).
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