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Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech is expecting to launch its coronavirus vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, by June next year.

COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India

12 Oct 2020

COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India

Although the coronavirus outbreak in India has started to slow down, the country remains the second worst-hit in the world.

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

04 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

Bharat Biotech signs deal for nasal COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

23 Sep 2020

Bharat Biotech signs deal for nasal COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

In a major move, Bharat Biotech has signed an agreement to license a nasal COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States.

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

23 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

COVAXIN animal trials confirmed to be successful: Details here

12 Sep 2020

COVAXIN animal trials confirmed to be successful: Details here

In a major development, Bharat Biotech has announced that its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidate - COVAXIN - has proven successful in animal trials.

Bharat Biotech gets approval to test COVAXIN administration through skin

22 Aug 2020

Bharat Biotech gets approval to test COVAXIN administration through skin

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct a trial to test administer its COVID-19 vaccine candidate through the skin (intradermal vaccine delivery).

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

21 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Air leak at International Space Station, and more

In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.

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.

COVAXIN: India's COVID-19 vaccine found safe in early trial

14 Aug 2020

COVAXIN: India's COVID-19 vaccine found safe in early trial

COVAXIN, the first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine from India, has proven to be safe in early human trials.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

10 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

05 Aug 2020

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine found safe, going into Phase-2 trial

Indian drug company Zydus Cadila has completed early-stage human trials with its indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.

COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD

04 Aug 2020

COVAXIN will cost less than water bottle: Bharat Biotech MD

Ever since companies started developing vaccines for COVID-19, one big question has been on everyone's mind: how much the final, approved shot would cost to the public?

AIIMS vaccine trials: 80% volunteers found unfit for study

04 Aug 2020

AIIMS vaccine trials: 80% volunteers found unfit for study

Nearly two weeks ago, AIIMS Delhi had started the Phase 1 human trial of COVAXIN — the first candidate vaccine developed indigenously in India to fight the spread of COVID-19.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

04 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

26 Jul 2020

COVAXIN: First part of phase 1 trials complete; results encouraging

The first part of phase I trials of India's first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate has completed and the results are said to be encouraging.

As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

25 Jul 2020

As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to convene a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all states on July 27, Monday, to discuss the coronavirus situation in their respective regions and the steps taken to mitigate the effect of the biggest health crisis in a century.

AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine

24 Jul 2020

AIIMS Delhi starts human trials of India's first COVID-19 vaccine

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Delhi has started human trials of COVAXIN, the country's first indigenously developed vaccine to prevent the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

21 Jul 2020

India: Human trials of Oxford vaccine may start in August

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by researchers at Oxford University, could soon enter human trials phase in India, the CEO of Serum Institute of India informed on Monday.

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

21 Jul 2020

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

India witnessed its deadliest week of the COVID-19 outbreak so far last week through Sunday, during which 238,000 cases—21% of the country's total cases to date—were reported.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

20 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: TikTok considering HQ relocation; UAE's Mars mission

A lot has happened over the weekend!

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

19 Jul 2020

You can enroll for AIIMS's COVID-19 vaccine trials: Here's how

India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, is set to go into human trials at AIIMS Delhi.

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

19 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: 38,900+ cases in 24 hours; community spread feared

India has reported 38,902 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day spike thus far. The national tally now stands at 10,77,618 cases.

India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

17 Jul 2020

India's COVID-19 vaccines: What are the latest updates?

In the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two pharma companies are leading the way from India - Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila.

All you need to know about India's COVID-19 vaccines

09 Jul 2020

All you need to know about India's COVID-19 vaccines

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to surge worldwide, efforts to develop a vaccine have been expedited.

Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable

07 Jul 2020

Expert panel sets conditions, ICMR's COVAXIN August-15 target looks unachievable

On July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed its plans to launch COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ICMR, by August 15.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

04 Jul 2020

Over 22,000 coronavirus cases reported, India's biggest one-day jump ever

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across India, the latest data from Union Health Ministry confirms. In the last 24 hours, a record 22,771 fresh cases were recorded in India, taking the total tally to 6,48,315.

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

03 Jul 2020

India's second COVID-19 vaccine cleared for human trials: Details here

India is picking up pace to develop a preventive vaccine for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

03 Jul 2020

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

30 Jun 2020

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.