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First made in India Covid drug set for human trials

Jun 30, 2020 06:55 IST

First potential Covid-19 vaccine to be developed in India has been given approval for Phase I and II human clinical trials that are scheduled to start across the country in July. Developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, in association with ICMR, Covaxin is an inactivated vaccine, created from a strain of the infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus. The vaccine has shown promise in preclinical studies, demonstrating extensive safety and effective immune responses.

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