31.4 C
Delhi
Friday, September 25, 2020

AIIMS to begin Covid vaccine human trial from next week

- Advertisement -

covaxin biotechNew Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a major development, AIIMS Delhi will begin human trials of India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, from next week on 100 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55.

The volunteers will be kept under observation for a period of nearly 150 days. Covaxin is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV).

According to Bharat Biotech, The Phase 1 clinical trial for Covaxin has been initiated across the country from July 15 onwards, and this is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on 375 volunteers across the country.

Speaking to IANS, Sanjay Rai, Professor of Community Medicine and Principal Investigator of Covid-19 vaccine trial at AIIMS, said, “We will begin human trials of India’s first indigenous vaccine, Covaxin, on 100 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55 years. We will ensure that none of the volunteers have any comorbidities. AIIMS will conduct trials on 100 volunteers out of a total of 375 persons.”

AIIMS has also set up a dedicated email and phone number for the volunteers to register themselves for this project. The volunteers will have to undergo tests, which include Covid-19 test and also tests for other comorbidities. If found healthy, they will be administered the vaccine.

According to a senior official, recently the ethics committee has given a go-ahead for human trials for the vaccine, and AIIMS will begin registering volunteers as per the procedure.

“After administering the vaccine, we will follow up with the volunteers through phone calls. They will be kept under observation for nearly 150 days,” added Rai. Volunteers willing to register for human trials can email at [email protected]

On Friday, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij had said that human trial of a vaccine against novel coronavirus has begun at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak. “Three subjects have enrolled for the trial and tolerated the vaccine very well. There were no adverse effects,” he said.

The SARS-CoV-2 strain was isolated in NIV, Pune, and transferred to Bharat Biotech. The indigenous, inactivated vaccine was developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech’s BSL-3A (Bio-Safety Level 3) High Containment facility located in Genome Valley, Hyderabad.

The Drug Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare granted permission to initiate Phase-I and II human clinical trials after the company submitted results generated from pre-clinical studies, demonstrating safety and immune response.

Source: IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

Researchers identify highly effective antibodies against Covid-19

Berlin, Sep 25 (IANS) German researchers have identified highly effective antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination.The...

Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for...

COVID vaccine by year-end will be fastest pace for novel pathogen in history: WH

By Lalit K Jha (PTI) A vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the year will be the fastest pace for a novel pathogen...

Fresh Covid cases, lockdown fears make global, Indian equities bleed

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Dangers to an overall international economic recovery such as rising Covid-19 cases, along with possible reimposition of lockdown measures in some European...

Work from home culture to continue even after pandemic ends: Bill Gates

Mumbai, Sep 23 (PTI) The work from home culture has worked well and many companies will continue with the system even after the coronavirus...

PM Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for...

Aarogya Setu loses sheen as downloads drop

New Delhi/Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Prashant Kumar who lives in Noida sector 143 often goes to a nearby mall-cum-office complex with his family for...

PM Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective...

People with ‘silent’ Covid-19 may have key role in spread

Seoul, Sep 23 (IANS) People with 'silent' or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection have as much coronavirus in their noses and throats as those with symptoms,...

Epidemic Diseases Bill passed in LS to protect frontline Covid workers

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A bill which proposed protection to frontline workers, including healthcare professionals, was passed on late Monday night proceedings of...

Not believe in act of God, Covid vaccine expected in early 2021: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured the Lok Sabha that the Central government is not just waiting for "act...

Trending News In India

WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats...

Modi gets thumbs up in Bihar even as Nitish remains unpopular

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The IANS C-Voter Bihar opinion poll survey shows that even though majority of the respondents in the state are...

Unemployment, returned migrants’ status burning issues in Bihar

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Nearly 25 per cent of the voters in Bihar think that unemployment and the status of returned migrant workers...

S&P affirms India’s sovereign ratings to ‘BBB-‘ with stable long-term outlook

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Global ratings agency S&P affirmed India's unsolicited foreign and local currency sovereign ratings with a stable long-term outlook.Consequently, the...

India should aim to be among top 25 in global innovation rankings: Dhotre

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) India should aim to be among the top 25 countries in Global Innovation Index, Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre said...

Researchers identify highly effective antibodies against Covid-19

Berlin, Sep 25 (IANS) German researchers have identified highly effective antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination.The...

Trending Showbiz

WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats...

NCB questions Rakul, Deepika’s ex-manager, Dharma Productions honcho

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi...

Famed singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has...

WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats...

I wanted Rishi Kapoor to direct more movies, says Randhir Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Randhir Kapoor says he loved the 1999 film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, helmed by his late brother and actor Rishi...

Ayushmann Khurrana among 5 Indians in Time list of Influential People

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana is in the Time magazine list of 100 Most Influential People this year.The National Award-winning Bollywood...

Trending Sports

Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to...

Sat on bench for hours after losing in 1992 Oly quarters, reveals Paes

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes made history in 1996 when he became the first Indian tennis player to...

Ex-Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old was...

Mumbai hammer Kolkata by 49 runs in one-sided affair

Abu Dhabi, Sep 24 (IANS/GloFans) Four-time champions Mumbai Indians rode on a quality knock from captain Rohit Sharma (80) and some decent show by their...

Players focussed on attaining peak fitness: Hockey captain Manpreet

By Rohit Mundayur, (IANS) Senior men’s hockey probables at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Bengaluru centre are currently focussed on getting as close...

Honoured to be part of PM Modi’s Fit India Dialogue: Kohli

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has stated that he is honoured to be part of the Fit India...

Latest Trending News In India

Jio partners with AeroMobile for in-flight mobile connectivity

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Reliance Jio has partnered with Panasonic Avionics Corporation's subsidiary, AeroMobile, to launch India's first in-flight services for 'JioPostpaid Plus' users.In...

Modi gets thumbs up in Bihar even as Nitish remains unpopular

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The IANS C-Voter Bihar opinion poll survey shows that even though majority of the respondents in the state are...

Unemployment, returned migrants’ status burning issues in Bihar

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Nearly 25 per cent of the voters in Bihar think that unemployment and the status of returned migrant workers...

S&P affirms India’s sovereign ratings to ‘BBB-‘ with stable long-term outlook

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Global ratings agency S&P affirmed India's unsolicited foreign and local currency sovereign ratings with a stable long-term outlook.Consequently, the...

India should aim to be among top 25 in global innovation rankings: Dhotre

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) India should aim to be among the top 25 countries in Global Innovation Index, Union Minister Sanjay Dhotre said...