05 Mar 2021
Adar Poonawalla, the head of the world's biggest vaccine maker, and the World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist have said that the manufacturers of coronavirus vaccine doses are facing a global shortage of the raw materials required to produce the doses.
22 Jan 2021
Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.
21 Jan 2021
The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.
21 Jan 2021
On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India, Pune.
11 Jan 2021
The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has received the purchase order for COVID-19 vaccines from the central government, officials said on Monday.
08 Jan 2021
On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.
05 Jan 2021
The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.
05 Jan 2021
The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have taken a joint pledge to ensure global access of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by them.
04 Jan 2021
While the Indian government has prioritized healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in its vaccine program, doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be available for private companies, hospitals, and individuals by as early as March, the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, said on Sunday.
03 Jan 2021
Serum Institute of India's (SII) chief Adar Poonawalla today wished everyone a happy new year along with a great announcement.
03 Jan 2021
Earlier on Sunday, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced the issuance of emergency approval to two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted use in India: Covishield and COVAXIN.
01 Jan 2021
In a development that will soothe the coronavirus-battered nation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) panel on Friday gave approval to the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and British-pharma giant AstraZeneca.
28 Dec 2020
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday extended guidelines for COVID-19 surveillance, containment, and caution till January 31, 2021.
30 Nov 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.
28 Nov 2020
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, on Saturday said that the company will seek the emergency-use authorization of the coronavirus vaccine 'Covishield' soon.
28 Nov 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit three cities today to review the coronavirus vaccine development and manufacturing process, his office revealed.
23 Nov 2020
The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.
20 Nov 2020
Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca, plans to seek an emergency approval from the government of India next month, for providing the coronavirus vaccine to "corona warriors" and the elderly.
14 Nov 2020
The Serum Institute of India is hoping to produce 100 million (10 crore) doses of AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine, CEO Adar Poonawalla said.
12 Nov 2020
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday announced the completion of enrollment of participants to the Phase-3 clinical trials for the potential COVID-19 vaccine COVISHIELD in India.
08 Nov 2020
Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.
05 Nov 2020
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech could be launched by February, months earlier than expected, an official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told Reuters on Thursday.
05 Nov 2020
Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, said that the vaccine against coronavirus will be available in India by January 2021, two months from now, provided that the government gives approvals on time.
01 Nov 2020
It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, yet the virus is far from being brought under control.
29 Oct 2020
In a welcome piece of development, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Wednesday that the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by Oxford University, could be available for use in India by December 2020.
22 Oct 2020
The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.
20 Oct 2020
As the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, India will play a major role in the vaccination efforts for COVID-19.
27 Sep 2020
As India's COVID-19 vaccine strategy becomes a point of debate, Adar Poonawalla has expressed confidence over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to protect Indian citizens from the ongoing pandemic.
16 Sep 2020
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani has permitted the Serum Institute of India (SII) to resume trial of the coronavirus vaccine candidate, being developed by the University of Oxford, revoking the last week's order that halted the process.
15 Sep 2020
Last night, our planetary neighbor Venus made major headlines as a group of researchers found potential signs of alien life using ground-based telescopes.
14 Sep 2020
Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), that has taken up the mammoth task of mass-producing the vaccine for novel coronavirus, asserted that the vaccine will not be available for the entire world before the end of 2024.
30 Aug 2020
One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, has announced that it will invest in the Serum Institute of India (SII) for the development of a coronavirus vaccine.
19 Aug 2020
In a major development, Adar Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has started the Phase-2/3 trial of a promising COVID-19 vaccine licensed from AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
19 Aug 2020
In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."
15 Aug 2020
With the world counting on a coronavirus vaccine to save it from the disease that has taken 763,572 lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is ready to mass-produce the vaccine once it's developed.
11 Aug 2020
India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.
03 Aug 2020
A lot has happened over the weekend.
30 Jul 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.
28 Jul 2020
India has prepared five sites for the final human trials phase of the potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, reports PTI.
25 Jul 2020
Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.