Adar Poonawalla

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After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial

16 Sep 2020

After setback, Serum allowed to resume Oxford's coronavirus vaccine trial

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

15 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Potential signs of life on Venus, and more

Last night, our planetary neighbor Venus made major headlines as a group of researchers found potential signs of alien life using ground-based telescopes.

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus vaccine won't be available for all before 2024-end: Poonawalla

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.

Bangladesh's Beximco enters COVID-19 vaccine deal with India's Serum Institute

30 Aug 2020

Bangladesh's Beximco enters COVID-19 vaccine deal with India's Serum Institute

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.

India: Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine goes into Phase-2/3 trials

19 Aug 2020

India: Serum Institute's COVID-19 vaccine goes into Phase-2/3 trials

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.

Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

19 Aug 2020

Australia secures 'promising' COVID-19 vaccine, will offer it for free

In a bid to exit the COVID-19 pandemic for good, Australia has secured access to a "promising vaccine."

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

15 Aug 2020

Three indigenous coronavirus vaccines in trials, distribution plan ready: PM

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.

India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

11 Aug 2020

India likely to have COVID-19 vaccine by December: Adar Poonawalla

India should have a vaccine to exit the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: How much would the vaccines cost?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge, all hopes rest on the development of a vaccine to beat the virus.

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: India readies five sites for human trials

28 Jul 2020

Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine: India readies five sites for human trials

India has prepared five sites for the final human trials phase of the potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, reports PTI.

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

25 Jul 2020

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

24 Jul 2020

Meet Adar Poonawalla, the man bringing COVID-19 vaccines to India

In the fight against COVID-19, or should we say the worst health crisis of our time, several institutes/organizations are racing to develop vaccines, anti-viral treatments.

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021? Adar Poonawalla hopeful

Adar Poonawalla, the chief of Serum Institute of India (SII), is hoping that vaccine to fight coronavirus will be available in India by the first quarter of 2021.

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

26 Apr 2020

India will start COVID-19 vaccine production next month: Details here

In a major development, Cyrus S. Poonawalla's Serum Institute of India has confirmed that it will start making a vaccine for COVID-19 next month.