Human scientific trial of ‘Covaxin’ begins in Odisha


Bhubaneswar, July 27

The human scientific trial of India’s first potential anti-Covid vaccine ‘Covaxin’ started at an institute right here on Monday, an official stated.

The human trial of the coronavirus vaccine has begun on the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

Covaxin has been administered to a number of volunteers, knowledgeable E.Venkat Rao, Principal Investigator of the trial course of.

The volunteers went below an intensive screening process and several other checks, he added.

SUM Hospital is likely one of the 12 centres chosen by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting part one and two of the method.

Covaxin is being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology (NIV).

IMS and SUM Hospital is the one medical institute in Odisha which is conducting scientific trial of the vaccine. IANS



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