Serum Institute halts India trials of Oxford vaccine after drug controller’s discover


Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 11

The Serum Institute of India on Thursday introduced halting of India trials of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine candidate until the worldwide suspension on the method is revoked and the trials restarted.

Adar Poonawala-led SII, which is a producing companion for the vaccine, at present stated: “We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials till AstraZeneca restarts them. We are following DCGI’s instructions and will not be able to comment further on the same. You can connect with DCGI for more updates on this front.”

The announcement of India pause of trials was introduced by SII a day after Drug Controller General of India issued it a show-cause discover asking why permissions granted earlier for section 2 and three human trials on Indian volunteers not be suspended within the gentle of latest proof of extreme sickness in a participant of the UK phase-Three trial of the vaccine.

AstraZeneca yesterday introduced international halt of the continuing phase-Three trials of the stated vaccine after a participant developed a severe neurological sickness whose supply is being probed.



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